Triple murder: Cong piles heat for CBI probe
Agartala : By Our Correspondent
With police failing to crack the sensational triple murder case, opposition Congress today reiterated demand for CBI probe into the case to bring the perpetrators to the justice.
To gain the ground for CBI probe into the triple murder, party’s legislators and ex MLAs including PCC president Sudip Roy Barman and CLP leader Ratan Lal Nath today staged demonstration in front of the official residence of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today morning.
After half and hours, agitators Congress MLAs and ex MLAs were allowed to meet Chief Minister to ventilate their grievances in regard to the sensational murder. In the closed door meeting, PCC president and CLP leader strongly requested Chief Minister to hand over the triple murder probe to CBI to crack the case. In reply, Sarkar assured the Congress delegation to take up the issue in the meeting of council of ministers which was scheduled today.
Talking to media, Mr. Nath said, “We have been demanding for CBI probe into the case right from the beginning. However, Chief Minister has not paid heed on our demand”.
He further said, “Handing the case to CBI will not serve the purpose- bringing the mastermind and killers to the justice. This has to be done before hushing up of evidence”, he said.
Terming the triple murder at Danik Ganadoot newspaper office on May 19 as unpardonable crime, he said, “People want the mastermind and killers to be booked immediately to ensure justice to the victims’ families”.
Referring the murder of then SDM Sukhram Debbarma, Mr. Nath recalled that Chief Minister had declared the killers would not be allowed go unpunished. “After spending so many years, people could not know who had killed the then SDM. And the case was handed over the CBI after spending a considerable time leading to death of the case”, he pointed out.
Sources in the Civil Secretary confirmed the matter was discussed in today’s cabinet meeting but could not take any decision in view of visit of President Pranab Mukherjee. However, there indications the government would hand over the triple murder probe to the CBI once the high profile visit is over.