After the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik virtually declared in the winter session of the Odisha assembly that SIT probe in the Nayagarh Pari murder case, a five-member SIT headed by Inspector General of Police Arun Bothra was formed.
Earlier, CM said, “If SIT investigation is what is required; the state government will take steps in this regard and do it immediately. My government is committed to a free and fair investigation and we always want justice to be done.” He requested all the members of the House to cooperate by participating in this discussion.
The other members of the five-member SIT are SP (Crime Branch) RK Dora, ASP (Crime Branch) RC Thamba, and inspectors Narendra Kumar Behera and Mamata Rani Panda.
Earlier the opposition BJP and Congress were unhappy with the Crime Branch probe ordered by the State Government. As the victim’s parents were pointing fingers at the Minsters and the opposition party stated that there could be a chance of the government influencing the investigation due to the involvement of the Cabinet Minister’s name dragged down in this case.
Apart from that, a seven-member team of the crime branch along ADG Yashwant Jethwa began the probe at the Nayagarh Sadar Police station, and the team also visited Jadupur village.
The victim went on the mission on 14th July, after which her father lodged a complaint to which a case was registered. With the help of VHF waves and sniffer dogs, the skeleton remains of the victim, who was packed in a bag, was traced to her House’s backyard on 23rd July.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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