His grandson writes to the CBI citing reviews that indicated a bigger political conspiracy
The family of former Union Minister Lalit Narayan Mishra has submitted a illustration to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a fresh probe into his assassination on January 3, 1975, in Bihar’s Samastipur.
His grandson Vaibhav Mishra has written to the CBI, which pursued the case, citing reviews that indicated a bigger political conspiracy. Four accused individuals had been convicted by the trial court docket in December 2014. “They are currently out on bail and we don’t know who all were behind the assassination,” he stated.
Mr. Mishra, who was a member of the primary, second and the fifth Lok Sabha and a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1964-66 and 1966-71, had held key posts of Railway Minister, Foreign Trade Minister, Minister of State for Defence Production, Deputy Foreign Minister and Deputy Minister for Home Affairs.
The Union Minister had gone to the Samastipur railway station to inaugurate a broad-gauge line to Muzaffapur when a hand grenade killed him, Surya Narain Jha, who was a Member of Legislative Council in Bihar, and Ram Kishore Prasad Singh, a railway clerk. Several others, together with his youthful brother, Jagannath Mishra, had been injured.
The case was later transferred to the CBI and based mostly on its findings, the trial court docket convicted Santoshanand, Sudevanand, Ranjan Dwivedi and Gopalji. They had been sentenced to life imprisonment. Appeal in opposition to their convictions is pending earlier than the Delhi High Court.
Mr. Mishra alleged that the company didn’t examine the matter correctly and even the Bihar CID report dated October 24, 1978, was not appeared into to find out who the actual culprits had been.
Two Commissions headed by Justice V.M. Tarkunde and Justice Okay.Okay. Matthew inquired into the matter. “Justice Tarkunde Commission Report suggested a bigger political hand at play in the assassination. Specific names were given,” he stated.
He had additionally filed an utility beneath the Right to Information Act to get licensed copies of the 2 reviews from the Union Home Ministry, he stated.