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NCW Favors CBI Probe

Bhubaneswar: Chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) Rekha Sharma on Thursday sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the sensational Kalahandi woman teacher Mamita Meher murder case.

Ms.Sharma, who held a discussion with Odisha DGP Sunil Bansal, however, suggested the him to recommend the State government for a high level probe by the CBI into the murder case of the lady teacher from Mahaling school in western Odisha.

“The charge sheet filed in the court in connection with the lady teacher murder case can be sufficed by the addition of new evidence. So I have asked the DGP to add anyone into the purview of the investigation who has not been included so far. A relook is necessary into the charge sheet and if it is felt the probe is insufficient, CBI can be roped in to take charge of investigation of the case,” said Ms.Sharma told reporters after meeting with the DGP.

Speaking on the alleged link of Minister Dibyashankar Mishra in the murder case, Sharma said the name of the State Minister of State (MoS) Home is not mentioned in the charge sheet.

“As the police come under the jurisdiction of the Home department, the Minister in charge of the portfolio should have been questioned by now. But surprisingly, the DGP’s office is not even aware whether the Minister has been questioned in connection with the case or not,” said Ms.Sharma.

Since some facts in the murder case are still to come to the fore even after the submission of the charge sheet, the CBI enquiry should be conducted taking all such aspects into consideration, she added.