Orissa HC orders fresh probe into seer murder case
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Last Updated: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 23:00
  
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court directed the crime branch police to file a fresh charge sheet in the killing of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati, the trial of which is going on in a lower court in Kandhamal district.

Saraswati's disciple Brahmachari Madhav Chaitanya, the informant and key eye-witness in the case and VHP leader Durga Prasanna Kar filed two separate petitions seeking?an impartial enquiry by an independent agency, preferably the CBI, into the murder during the Janmashtami celebrations at the Jaleshpeta Ashram on August 23, 2008.

The petitioners alleged that the crime branch police although, submitting two charge sheets in the case naming 14 accused, had not investigated the role of a local church which had reportedly passed a resolution in presence of a senior state government officer just prior to the incident that Saraswati would be eliminated in order to restore peace in Kandhamal.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, August 04, 2011, 23:00


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