CBI Probe into Laxmanananda Killing Demanded

Published: 18th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2014 05:17 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: Members of Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati Memorial Committee urged the State Government to hand over the murder case of the seer to the CBI.

The Crime Branch of Police has failed to unravel the conspiracy behind the killing of Laxmanananda even after six years of the ghastly incident. The investigating police has proved its inefficiency by not being able to arrest all the accused, they said.

The seer was killed at his ashram at Jalespata under Tumudibandha police limits in Kandhamal district on August 23, 2008 while celebrating Janmashtami. The assailants also gunned down four of his followers. The murder trigerred communal violence across the district.

The memorial committee held a meeting here on the sixth death anniversary of the seer. Former president of Kui Sanskrutika Parishad Padmanabha Pradhan alleged that from the beginning the State Government has been making an attempt to cover up the accused. The investigating agency is yet to trace the people who conspired to eliminate the seer.

The function, organised under chairmanship of Mansukhlal Sethia, delved into the issue of security of saints and demanded stringent punishment for the culprits behind the assassination of the seer.

Security was tightened at Chakapada and Jalespata Ashrams in Kandhamal district for the seer’s death anniversary and Janmashtami festival.

As a precautionary step, the district administration heightened security at sensitive pockets including Jalaspeta and Chakapada ashrams. No untoward incident was reported as police personnel were deployed in vulnerable areas of the district besides both the ashrams. Vehicles were frisked at entry points to the district as a precautionary measure.

Saints from different places joined in observing the seer’s death anniversary.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp