GUWAHATI, April 5 - Prime accused in the Silapathar incident Subodh Biswas and other co-accused were today denied any relief by the Gauhati High Court although the latter did issue a notice to the State Government returnable on May 8.
This was in response to Biswas�s writ petition filed with the court seeking bail and quashing of the first information report (FIR) lodged in connection with the Silapathar incident. He also prayed for handing over of the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Biswas, who was arrested from West Bengal recently, also prayed for compensation alleging false implication of the accused in the case.
Special public prosecutor Bijon Kumar Mahajan while opposing the prayer for bail also placed arguments as per which the FIR (dated April 4) filed against the Senior Superintendent of Police (CID), Dr N Rajamarthandan was retained in the case record along with the suspension order.
The SSP was placed under suspension by the home department for allegedly providing information about the ongoing investigation into the Silapathar incident under mysterious circumstances.
The State Government was also represented by Additional Advocate General B Goswami. The petitioner was represented by advocate S Ali in the court of Justice Suman Shyam.
Meanwhile, Dr N Rajamarthandan was today questioned by the officials of crime branch in connection with the case registered with the Paltan Bazar police station for sabotaging the progress of the investigation.