NEW DELHI: The Home Ministry on Thursday finally gave its nod to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe into local Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosain’s murder case.
On October 20, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that he had ordered the transfer of the assassinated leader's case to NIA on the request of the RSS.
Singh took to Twitter saying, "On request of @RSSorg, I've ordered transfer of Gosain murder case to NIA for better coordination between central agencies & Punjab police."
On October 17, Gosain was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants in Ludhiana's Kailash Nagar.
Gosain (60) was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants on October 17. He was the 'Sangh Pracharak' at the RSS Mohan Shakha in Ludhiana.
Soon after the incident, the Punjab police constituted a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police-rank officer to probe the murder.
Meanwhile, the chief minister also announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the deceased leader's family and a government job for one of his four children.
Four unidentified assailants also shot dead the leader of a lesser known Hindu outfit 'Hindu Sangarash Sena' Vipina Sharma in Amritsar in broad day light on October 30.
Senior Punjab RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja was shot by unidentified motorcycle-borne youths in a busy area in Jalandhar on August 6, 2016.
However, so far, the Punjab government has recommended for an NIA probe only in Gosain's killing.
(With ANI inputs)