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Tejashwi needs CBI probe into homicide of ‘political-social worker’

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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, asking him to order a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into homicide of a “political-social worker of Purnia district”.

Mr. Yadav and his brothers are named within the FIR pertaining to the case.

The Purnia police arrested seven individuals in reference to the Shakti Mallik homicide on Wednesday and claimed to have solved the case.

Former RJD chief and social employee Shakti Mallik was murdered in Purnia district on October four at his residence and later, within the FIR lodged on the native Khajanchi Haat police station, Tejashwi Yadav and his older brother Tej Pratap, together with 4 others, have been named as accused individuals within the case by Khushboo Devi, spouse of the deceased. In poll-bound Bihar, Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leaders and social gathering spokespersons slammed the RJD leaders for being named within the homicide case and demanded motion.

“Because of some pressing engagements, I came to know about this incident late, but I also saw that after my name and my brother’s name in a prompted FIR, stories of media management started coming in, along with cheap statements by your party spokespersons…but despite all this, I think, law should take its own course in this case with a speedy investigation,” Tejashwi Yadav wrote within the letter addressed to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Mr. Tejashwi Yadav additionally requested for the CM’s advice to “get the case investigated soon by any national or international investigative agencies”, and being Home Minister of the State, he stated, Mr. Kumar might even get him arrested for interrogation even earlier than he [Mr.Yadav] had filed his nomination papers within the Assembly elections. “I hope you will think over it and immediately recommend to hand over the case to CBI for inquiry,” Mr. Yadav stated on the conclusion of his one-page letter.

The different 4 accused individuals named within the FIR are Anil Kumar Sadhu, Kalo Paswan, his spouse Sunita Devi, and Manoj Paswan. Anil Kumar Sadhu is the son-in-law of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and president of the RJD’s State Scheduled Caste cell. He was earlier within the Lok Janshakti Party.

The deceased, Shakti Mallik, 38, was the previous RJD State secretary for the social gathering’s SC/ST cell, and wished to contest the upcoming State Assembly elections from the Raniganj (reserved) seat of the neighboring Araria district. Earlier, in a video which went viral on social media, the deceased made critical allegations towards RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav and Anil Kumar Sadhu for demanding ₹50 lakh to make sure a ticket to contest the Assembly election on an RJD ticket.

The deceased joined the RJD in 2019 and was made State SC/ST cell secretary of the social gathering, however after he was denied a ticket, he made critical allegations towards social gathering leaders and was expelled from the RJD.

His spouse Khushboo Devi has charged within the FIR that since her husband was to contest the Assembly election as an Independent candidate, he was “eliminated at the behest of RJD leaders, including Tejashwi Yadav”.

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