JORHAT, April 23 � Taking up a petition filed by the 23-year-old wife of a deceased employee of Indian Air Force (IAF) the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) here today brought a murder case to the notice of Jorhat police for proper investigation as the petitioner alleged before the court that police did not arrest any of �five named accused� even after registering a case under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) on March 7 this year.
According to the complainant Pinky Sharma Rawat, five colleagues of her deceased husband were involved in the case whose names were mentioned in her written complaint for police investigation. She stated before the court that her husband�s colleagues and friends KS Singh, D Pandey, Pradip, Lokendra Singh and Sanjay Singh of Air Force Station, Rowriah were involved in the killing of her husband Dharmindra Singh Rawat who was allegedly murdered after 12 days of his social marriage with the 23 year-old Pinky.
Lodging her complaint with the police she had alleged that the five accused had taken Dharmindra away to Kokilamukh area of Jorhat on March 6 this year and assaulted him to death. She stated that the police could recover the body of her husband with several injury marks after five days of the incident. However, the investigating agency allegedly refrained from nabbing any of the accused persons for the last 45 days even after a case was registered under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in Jorhat police station.
�Whenever the petitioner approached the investigating officers to know about the status of the case, they always replied that �investigation is on�. But it has been reliably learnt that persons with vested interest are trying to hush up the matter in fear of facing disciplinary actions and it is the main cause of non-arrest of the accused in the case,� stated advocate Anup Kumar Dutta, who represented the petitioner in the court.
Seeking the progress report of the police investigation through the court the petitioner appealed the court of CJM to call for the status report of the case along with the reasons of non-arrest of the accused persons.
�However, in response to the appeal of petitioner the court of CJM today brought the matter to the notice of the investigating body for proper investigation and informed Jorhat Superintendent of Police about the murder case so that the concern of the victim be properly dealt with,� advocate Dutta stated.