CBI probe sought into Jharkhand jourlists' killings
Ranchi, May 15: An organisation of jourlists in Jharkhand on Sunday demanded a probe either by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the murders of four scribes ever since the state was formed in November 2000. “The killing of four jourlists in Jharkhand since 2000 points towards the law and order situation. The state government should either hand over these cases to the CBI or constitute a Special Investigation Team to crack these,” Jharkhand Jourlists Association president president Shahwaz Hassan said.
He said police should arrest the culprits to instil confidence among the jourlists in the state. Hassan said no arrest has been made in the murder of jourlist Inderdeo Yadav alias Akhilesh Singh, who was gunned down by unidentified miscreants in Chatra district on Thursday night. It was only after a hue and cry by the jourlists’ fraternity that police began interrogating a suspect. Jourlists murdered earlier in Jharkhand included Pramod Kumar Mun and Adhir Rai, who were killed in the temple town of Deoghar, and lin Mishra of Ranchi. (IANS)