Assam Jogdol murder case 2009: CBI to take over investigation


GUWAHATI, June 4, 2018: CBI will take over the investigation of Jogdol murder case 2009 in which six members of a family, including four children, were brutally killed on the outskirts of the city.

An official source in Dispur told the media that the Centre has agreed to a recommendation sent by the Assam government for a CBI probe into the case that had sent shock waves across the state.

"The department of personnel and training (DoPT) in the Union ministry of personnel, pension and grievances has given its nod to the state government's request to entrust the CBI with the investigation. The central investigation agency is likely to register the case shortly," the source said. The CBI is under the jurisdiction of the department.

The Sarbananda Sonowal government had sought a CBI probe after the state police failed to make any significant headway in the murder case.

The CID of Assam police was investigating the case.

According to the source, the CBI is likely to hand over the investigation of this case to its special crime branch either in New Delhi or Calcutta.

Harakanta Doloi, 45, his wife Sapna, 40, and their three children and a nephew were hacked to death by unidentified assailants at Jogdol village under Sonapur police station on December 12, 2009. The bodies of two children were found decapitated.

In October, 2014, Dispur BJP MLA Atul Bora sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to take an initiative to hand over the inquiry of the case to the CBI.

Bora, in his letter to Modi, alleged that the then Assam social welfare minister Akon Bora was involved in the incident.

Akon Bora, however, denied the allegations claiming it to be a political conspiracy to malign him.

According to Atul Bora, the murder was perpetrated to grab land for the construction of a five-star hotel.

Source: The Telegraph

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