Dimapur, July 14: Karbi Anglong Superintendent of Police, Gaurav Upadhyay IPS today said that more arrests are likely to take place and the gang behind the loot and murder of Mulchand Rathore are still at large and Karbi Anglong police is ascertaining every angles to apprehend them.
Talking to Nagaland Page, Gaurav said, “We cannot divulge any information at present and investigation is on full swing. We are ascertaining every angle. The role of many people behind the conspiracy is being studied thoroughly and more arrests are likely to take place in days to come. Mulchand Rathore’s killers are still at large”.
Gaurav disclosed that cash rewards would be given to any individual for providing any information which will assist the police to nab the hired gunmen numbering six to seven.
He stated that the role of some rogue elements in the Naga outfits is also being ascertained and there are some vital clues which are pointing towards this direction. He said, “Pinpointing the role of some gunmen is taking time and a hot chase is being pursued against them” and added that the investigation is on a profile note and the perpetrators will be apprehended.
Talking to Nagaland Page, Officer-in-charge Khatkhati Police Station, Haokam stated that till so far no arrest had been made and investigation is on full swing, every angle is being ascertained. He said, “We are still clueless and if we happen to have any clue we shall nab the perpetrators”.
When enquired on the arrest of Sandip Mishra, a manager of one of Rathore’s Hotel from Kolkatta, Haokam said, “In many papers it was published that he is the master mind. But he is not. He had been arrested and brought from Kolkatta for two different cases, not for the Rathore murder case. We had investigated him too. He is not the mastermind”.
Unidentified miscreants numbering 6 to 7 wearing camouflage dress with AK 47 series rifles and 9mm pistol gunned down Mulsingh Rathore at his residence in Jor Tokbi, Khatkhati in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on June 23 around 8: 30 p.m. severely injuring him and one of his employee Ratneshwar Brahma. Mulsingh succumbed to bullet injuries in a private hospital of Dimapur which were fired from a close range while Brahma survived.
Haokam said, “Two days after the incident on the intervening night of June 25, two youths Md. Azizul Islam (27), a resident of Balijan Khan Basti and Nitesh Kumar Thakur (27), a resident of Sewak Rio Colony were arrested from Dimapur with the assistance of Dimapur police. But as per the officer-in-charge, the two arrested had sold the alto car two years back and their involvement in the loot and murder may be indirect and investigation is still ongoing with no further arrest.
Haokam said, “We are still clueless but we are on the right rack and sooner or later the perpetrators will be arrested”. (Page News Service)