C’garh, Cen­tre face off over fresh FIR

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspond­ent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NEWDELHI:The Congress-led Chhattisga­rh gov­ern­ment is locked in a con­flict with the cen­tral gov­ern­ment over a fresh case reg­is­tered by the state po­lice over a 2013 am­bush by sus­pected Maoist rebels in which 27 peo­ple, in­clud­ing se­nior Congress lead­ers, were killed, peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the mat­ter said, re­quest­ing anonymity.

The NIA wrote a let­ter to the Chhattisga­rh po­lice last week ask­ing it not to pro­ceed with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion in an FIR reg­is­tered by Bas­tar po­lice on May 26 be­cause the cen­tral agency was al­ready in­ves­ti­gat­ing it, the peo­ple quoted above added.

The MHA too has opined that since both the FIRs (reg­is­tered on May 25, 2013, and May 26, 2020, re­late to the same in­ci­dent, NIA, which in­ves­ti­gates acts of ter­ror­ism, has the pow­ers to take over the probe.

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