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ABHIMANYU’S MURDER POLITICAL, SAYS WIDOW/T’GARH BANDH PEACEFUL Monday, 30 December 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
ABHIMANYU’S MURDER POLITICAL, SAYS WIDOW
Monday, 30 December 2013 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Not convinced by what the Crime Branch (CB) authorities told the media on Saturday, slain Titilagarh BJD youth leader Abhimanyu Sahu’s widow Gita Sahu on Sunday reiterated her demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into her husband’s murder case.
Talking to an Odia TV news channel, she strongly refuted the Crime Branch’s theory that there was a longstanding business rivalry and personal enmity between the main accused Alok Das and her husband which led to the murder.
“There was never any kind of business rivalry between the two and nothing that could drive him (Alok) to kill my husband. They are incapable of doing this on their own,” she said, hinting at the possibility that the four arrested persons, including Alok, could have carried out the murder at the behest of some other people.
“Some ‘big wigs’ are involved in the murder and the reason behind the crime is purely political, nothing else,” Gita said.She said the real villains who were behind the crime need to be exposed and that can happen only if the case is handed over to the CBI.
Meanwhile, the Assistant Sessions Judge Court at Titilagarh on Sunday rejected the bail pleas of the four accused persons who were arrested on Saturday in the murder case and allowed the Crime Branch to take them on a six-day remand.
Dissatisfied over arrest of only four persons in connection with the sensational murder case, the Sangathan called the Titilagarh Bandh.
Notably, Crime Branch ADG Bijay Sharma claimed that the CB police had arrested four persons, Alok Das, Jagdish Bag, Santosh Rana and Naresh Singh in connection with the case.
“We demand the arrest of the main accused in the case. If the Crime Branch fails, the investigation should be handed over to CBI which would certainly arrest the main accused,” the activists of the Sangathan demanded during the bandh.
Business establishments, Government offices and schools were remained closed during the day. The vehicle movements in the town were paralysed. But some protesters set ablaze a dhaba, reportedly owned by Alok Das, who the CB termed mastermind of the Abhimanyu’s murder.
“The bandh call passed off peacefully, except one incident in which a dhaba was set ablaze by the protesters. normalcy has been restored,” said Balangir SP Ravi Prakash