DIBRUGARH, Nov 22 - A sensational, alleged triple murder case in the city, which was unearthed on August 27, 1998, is likely to come up for the next hearing at the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here on November 29. The main accused in the case is an Army officer, who was then serving the 11 Jat Regiment in the rank of Major, Jamir Ahmed Khan. He was looking after the Army unit�s Chabua camp at that time, as part of the anti-insurgency operations.
It may be mentioned that three bodies were found in an abandoned Maruti car near the Chaulkhowa burial ground here. The bodies were identified as those of Raghu Phukan, Joon Baruah and Rana Gogoi. All the three were former militants and were living in rented houses in the city. The police registered a case of murder/unnatural death at the Dibrugarh Sadar police station vide case no. 410/98, where Major Khan was named as an accused. The case has been sub judice ever since at the court of the CJM here. On November 14 this year, one officer from the Army�s 181 Mountain Brigade assured the CJM�s court that Major Khan would be produced in the court in person within 15 days.
In 1998 itself, news publications published an Army announcement that Major Khan would be tried in a Martial Court, in relation to the case. However not much is known of the decision of the military court. Meanwhile, the police case as registered too has been in a limbo all these years.