CBI files chargesheet against killers of DRI official

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 19:36

New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday filed chargesheet in
the Guwahati special court against an alleged mastermind and
three other persons in the sensational murder of an officer of
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Tarun Kumar Dutta.

In the chargesheet filed three years after he was killed
outside his house in Guwahati, the agency has slapped charges
of murder and criminal conspiracy against the accused.

Dutta was murdered on September 12, 2006 at about 8.45 PM
outside his house, the spokesperson said here.

"The case was initially investigated by Chandmari Police
Station in Guwahati. The sensational murder of a senior
government official had created ripples in the area. Later, on
December 17, 2009 the case was transferred to CBI and was
investigated by Special Crime Branch, Kolkata," he said.

The investigations revealed Dutta had seized huge
consignments of Ganja smuggled by the gang of a mastermind of
this murder case on several occasions, the official said.

"The accused and his nephew had threatened Dutta but this
did not deter him from performing his duty. One week prior to
his murder, he seized their another Ganja consignment", the
official said.

On this, the main accused decided and conspired with his
nephew and two others to kill the officer.

Dutta was shot by some unknown people outside his house as
per a conspiracy hatched by the main accused, the spokesperson
alleged.

"During the CBI investigation, two assailants have been
identified. One of them has since died. Therefore, CBI filed
chargesheet against the mastermind of the murder case, his
nephew, a conspirator and another accused today. The
mastermind of this case, a dreaded name in narcotic world, is
presently in Guwahati Jail," the official said.

CBI has requested the court to keep the investigation open
as more chargesheets may be filed once other accused persons
are traced and arrested.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 19:36

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