Journo murder: STF wants to conduct narco test
Rai, his wife Durga, son Jalaj and daughter Nisha were found murdered inside their house on February 17 and the case was handed over to the STF for probe.
Bhopal: The Special Task Force probing the
murder of a journalist and his family in Umaria town near here
may conduct narco analysis test and DNA profiling on the two
arrested to collect "irrefutable" evidence in the case,
Highly-placed sources in the police department said since
the STF wants a "foolproof" case against the accused, so that
they do not get any benefit during the trial, efforts are on
to collect "irrefutable" evidences in the case.
"The STF will apply for conducting the narco tests on the
arrested persons, besides their DNA profiling and collect
evidences by adopting more advanced technologies so that they
don`t get any benefit during the trial of the murder case and
subsequently get released," a source said.
He said the involvement of two arrested persons Amit
Singh and Vidhyaniwas Tiwari is clear and evidence collected
from the crime site will ultimately be proved against them on
the basis of scientific probe.
Rai, his wife Durga, son Jalaj and daughter Nisha were
found murdered inside their house on February 17 and the case
was handed over to the STF for probe.
Two days ago, the STF had said Rai was blackmailing a
gang, who had recently kidnapped the son of a local PWD
engineer. One of the kidnappers Vidhyaniwas Tiwari was Rai`s
neighbour and he had learnt who the abductors were and had
started blackmailing them, they had said.
"The kidnapping of the boy and the murder are linked to
each other," a source said.
Meanwhile, state Congress chief Kantilal Bhuria today
alleged he had been told that apparently the mining mafia was
also involved in the murder case and attempts are on to save
"powerful people" associated with mining mafia.