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Police officials remanded to judicial custody

Jugdol Murder case

BY A STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Dec 7: After eight years the controversial and mysterious Jogdal murder case has got a momentum what with the CJM Court today remanding to judicial custody the two police officials accused of destroying evidences of the incident, arson, and criminal conspiracy that took place under Dispur LAC on December 12, 2009. The police officials are Pranab Deka (then OC, Sonapur Police Station) and Abdul Matlib Chowdhury (then Investigation Officer), and the CID arrested them with reference to case number 18/2012 under Section 120/436/201 IPC last night. Deka is presently serving as the Sub Inspector of North Guwahati Police Station and Chowdhury is serving as Sub Inspector of Biswanath district.    
Altogether six innocent persons of a single family — Harakanta Doley, his wife Swapna Doley, their three children and his nephew — were beheaded, on that fateful night.
DIG CID, Raunak Ali Hazarika talking to The Sentinel said that the arrested persons have been booked only with reference to three offences, and added they would be re-arrested and taken into CID remand.
The Dimoria Students Union has demanded the immediate arrest of then Congress Minister Akon Bora and contractor Bijoy Saikia, and alleged that both the aforementioned persons were involved in the murder case. 
Meanwhile, welcoming the arrest of the police officials, Dispur BJP MLA Atul Bora alleged that the entire murder incident took place at the instigation of then Congress Minister Akon Bora. He pointed out that all residents of the Jogdal area believe the involvement of the Congress legislator in the incident.
The BJP legislator further stated that the investigations following the crime had been patchy due to political intervention by the former Congress Government and have failed to solve the mystery behind the murders. He also said that “I, myself, wrote to the Prime Minister of India on October 17, 2014, requesting for a CBI inquiry into the killings.” He also added that on November 23, he had submitted a memorandum to the Assam Chief Secretary demanding a CBI probe into the incident… The prime witness, Arjun Bordoloi, died under mysterious circumstances and cause of his death was also not properly investigated.”