MANGALDAI, Sept 1 � The last rites of Binay Kr Ghosh, an eminent lawyer, an academician and veteran entrepreneur were performed at Tengabari here last afternoon amidst a large number of mourners, relatives and well wishers following the arrival of Ghosh�s two daughters from London and Switzerland on Saturday night. Minister Basanta Das, secretary of Mangaldai Chambers of Commerce Mukul Chandra Deka along with members of various organizations, political leaders and members of the Mangaldai Bar Association attended the funeral. Working president of All Assam Lawyers� Association Rohini Das accompanied by secretary Sailen Das and treasurer Ramesh Jain also attended the funeral.
Meanwhile, though the district police in Darrang achieved significant success in the investigation into the gruesome killing of Ghosh and robbery in his house in the early hours of August 29 with the arrest of one of the culprits within 18 hours of the incident, the role of the officer-in-charge of Mangaldai Police Station Sashi Kanta Das who reportedly arrived at the spot only after 8 am from the PS situated just a stone�s thtow from the scene after allegedly avoiding mobile phone calls from persons seeking to report the incident, has been equivocally criticised by all.
On the other hand, the police has gathered vital clues in the case. The nine-member gang of robbers, after committing the crime, reportedly assembled in a vegetable field in a village near Kharupetia and distributed the looted cash of some 10 lakh rupees among themselves and paid Rs 40,000 to the owner of the Tata Magic vehicle used in the robbery and then all went underground. Following the arrest of one of the robbers, Safiqul Islam on August 29, the police team led by Darrang Superintendent of Police Dr GV Shiva Prasad has also recovered important materials including a coin of British currency, the metallic residual parts of the bag from its ashes which was used to carry the loot, several papers used to wrap the bundle of the currency notes with the handwriting of Ghosh on them The police is now all set to arrest the other culprits. The prompt action taken by the Darrang Superintendent of Police in the case has been widely appreciated.