NIA Searches Multiple Locations in Chhattisgarh in Ratan Dubey Murder Case

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday extensively searched a dozen locations in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-infested region as part of its investigation into the gruesome murder of BJP leader Ratan Dubey by CPI (Maoist) cadres.

Dubey was brutally attacked and axed to death during the 2023 assembly election campaign at the Kaushalnar weekly market in Narayanpur district. He was slaughtered by armed assailants belonging to the proscribed Naxal outfit, CPI (Maoist), as per NIA investigations so far.

Cracking down on premises linked with various suspects and Over Ground Workers (OWGs)/supporters of the Bayanar Area Committee under East Bastar Division of CPI (Maoist), the NIA today conducted elaborate searches at 12 locations in Toynar, Koushalnar, Badenhod, Dhaudai and Kongera villages. Several mobile phones, a Tablet and cash amounting to Rs.9.90 lakh were seized, along with Naxal pamphlets and literature, during the searches.

The NIA is continuing with its investigations in the case RC-08/2024/NIA/RPR, which it had taken over from the local police in February 2024. The agency has already chargesheeted one accused in the case.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle )
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