Former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh today said that once the state elects a BJP government Jheeram Ghati massacre investigation will be on top of their agenda.
झीरम मामले में सर्वोच्च न्यायालय ने शहीदों को न्याय दिलाने का रास्ता खोल दिया है।
अब छत्तीसगढ़ में भाजपा की सरकार बनते ही झीरम मामले की पूरी जाँच की जायेगी और जो भी अपराधी होंगे उन्हें कड़ी से कड़ी सजा दिलाई जायेगी। pic.twitter.com/vuidFM8fJl
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) November 21, 2023
It is to be noted that elections for all 90 assembly seats in Chhattisgarh has concluded on November 17 with the counting slated for December 3.
Recently, the Supreme Court rejected a plea by National Investigative Agency (NIA) which was against the state police probing the matter. A bench consisting of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Mishra have rejected the NIA appeal.
” For the last five years it was Congress government which ruled the state. They claimed to possess the records of the case in their pockets and till now not a single chargesheet have been filed. This is the strength of their claim,” said Raman Singh, senior BJP leader and the former Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
Additional Solicitor General SV Raju represented the NIA while Advocates ANS Nadkarni and Sumeer Sodhi represented the Chhattisgarh government. Both Nandkarni and Sodhi told the Supreme Court that NIA never investigated the “political conspiracy” angle and in fact closed the case. The apex court was informed that the outgoing regime has even appealed the central government to initiate a CBI enquiry into the case as the NIA hasn’t done it’s duty.
It is to be recalled that senior Congress leaders Vidyacharan Shukla, Nandkumar Patel, Mahendra Karma and some security personnel, were killed after their convoy was attacked by Naxals in Jheeram Valley in Bastar district on May 25, 2013