Guwahati: Amidst several twists and turns in the death of sub-inspector Junmoni Rabha, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said he was ready to hand over the probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) if her family wasn’t satisfied with the CID probe.
Sarma said a CID team would be in touch with Junmoni Rabha’s family to apprise them of the details of the investigation. “If they are still dissatisfied with the probe, then we can hand the case over to the CBI, we do not have any objections,” he said.
Sarma further added that there’s no question of sparing anyone if found guilty.
On the other hand, Congress leader Debabrata Saikia wrote letter to CM Sarma and demanded separate probe.
In a letter to Sarma, Congress leader said that apart from a probe by a central agency, there should be a separate probe by a sitting judge and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into the allegations of extortion and other charges against the deceased officer.
Meanwhile, on Friday, the post-mortem reports of SI revealed the possibility of premeditated murder being carried out.
As per the post-mortem report, the body was found with multiple injuries and wounds in most of the body. The report revealed that multiple ribs fracture on both sides.
Rabha also received injuries in the back of her head, both the knees, legs, elbow and hands.
There was a laceration mark or a deep cut over Junmoni Rabha’s left forehead. Moreover, there were laceration wounds over occipital area, that is, in the back of the head with an underlying bone fracture. Furthermore, there was a bruise over the right lower chest and right upper abdomen which was reddish in colour, the medical examiner noted in the report.
On Thursday, the driver of the truck involved in the accident also surrendered. Police identified him as Sumit Kumar.
Junmoni Rabha, a sub-inspector with the Assam police, died around 2 am on Tuesday morning when her vehicle collided with a container truck in the state’s Nagaon district. Earlier that night, Rabha had been named as an accused in a case of extortion and dacoity.
On Thursday too, CID picked up a mini-commercial vehicle driver Pranab Das, who claimed to have witnessed the death of the police officer early on Tuesday.
He was taken into custody from Guwahati when he was giving an interview to a private TV channel.
Pranab Das, however, told journalists on Wednesday that he saw the incident and claimed that Rabha’s private vehicle was stationary when it was hit by a speeding truck coming from the opposite direction.
Das, a resident of Bokakhat, also claimed that a person exited Rabha’s vehicle around 10 minutes prior to the accident, suggesting that the officer may have been killed.
Notably, on May 15, police in Lakhimpur district lodged a case against Rabha, a day prior to her death, on charges of criminal conspiracy, dacoity, wrongful confinement and extortion.