BERHAMPUR: The officers of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigating the Itishree Pradhan murder case on Sunday interrogated president of Tikiri Merchant Association Simanchal Sadangi, teacher of Sankarada Primary School Hemant Dhal, Headmaster of Tikiri Project Primary School Jogeswar Turuk, businessman Pintu Pradhan and contractor Ajay Jain.
The CBI team reached here for its third phase of inquiry last week. On Saturday, DSP, CBI, MK Pathak quizzed the dismissed police ASI Muralidhar Pradhan who was Investigating Officer of the case when Itishree had filed FIR against Netrananda Dandasena. Pathak returned to Delhi on Saturday night.
On Sunday, ASI, CBI, Dhiren Singh quizzed the same persons in connection with the murder. The CBI team present here comprises ASI and a constable. They are engaged in conducting paper work in the temporary office opened for CBI at Mission Sakti office in Rayagada. Though the CBI officials denied to divulge any details, it is learnt that some persons of Rayagada and Tikiri are likely to be taken for lie detection as their statements soon after the murder and now deferred. On Friday night, Inspector RD Sharma left for Delhi reportedly to submit the status report of the inquiry before the Supreme Court. ENS