Jheeram Ghati massacre: SC dismisses NIA’s plea against Chhattisgarh Police probe into larger conspiracy angle | India News

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday dismissed a plea of the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) towards the Chhattisgarh Police probe into an FIR alleging bigger conspiracywithin the 2013 Jheeram Ghati Naxal assault that killed 29 individuals, together with leaders of the state Congress unit. A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra mentioned, “Sorry, we’d not wish to intrude.Dismissed.”
Further Solicitor Common SV Raju, showing for the NIA, advised the bench that the bigger conspiracy angle into the incident must be investigated by the NIA as the primary FIR of the case is investigated by the Central company.
He mentioned when the Chhattisgarh Police refused at hand over the data to the NIA, the company moved the trial courtroom, which rejected the plea.
“Thereafter, the excessive courtroom additionally dismissed the plea towards the trial courtroom order on March 2, 2022,” he mentioned, including that when the primary case is being investigated by the NIA, a separate FIR associated to the identical incident can’t be investigated by one other company.
Senior advocate ANS Nadkarni and advocate Sumeer Sodhi, showing for the Chhattisgarh authorities, mentioned the state had initially requested the NIA to analyze the bigger conspiracy angle of the incident however they refused.
“The state authorities then requested the Centre to entrust the probe of a bigger conspiracy to the CBI as NIA had refused to probe. The Centre refused at hand over the probe to the CBI. Then what might the state authorities do. It requested the police to register the FIR and examine the bigger conspiracy angle,” Nadkarni mentioned.
The bench additionally heard the counsel for the complainant Jitendra Mudaliar, on whose grievance the FIR was lodged.
On Could 25, 2013, Naxals had attacked a convoy of Congress leaders in Jheeram valley in Darbha space of Bastar district, killing 29 individuals, together with then state Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, former chief of opposition Mahendra Karma and former Union minister Vidyacharan Shukla.
The lethal ambush by closely armed Naxals had taken place when the political campaigning for the then meeting elections was on and Congress leaders have been returning after collaborating in a ‘Parivartan rally’ at Bastar district.

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