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CBI raids several places after first arrest in Kotkhai Gudiya case, hopes to nab all accused by April 25

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CBI Raids in Shimla in gudiya case

Shimla: The locals in the upper areas of Shimla, especially Kotkhai Tehsil are desperately trying to find out the identity of the person arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday in the case relating to gangrape and murder of Gudiya.

The arrested accused was initially speculated to be a local of Shimla. However, the locals found the suspects and those arrested by the Special Investigation Team of Himachal Pradesh Police at their respective places.

As per reports, the CBI raided several places on Sunday.  The action came after the interrogation from the arrested person, who is believed to be the key accused in the case.  He was taken to the New Delhi-based headquarter of CBI.  

An unofficial report suggested that the CBI can make another arrested anytime now. The search for accused is being carried out in other districts too. The agency is looking for a lumberjack, who is said to be crucial evidence in the case.

The next hearing is scheduled for April 25, and the people are hoping the case will no longer remain a mystery and the 16-years-old girl, who was allegedly abducted, gang-raped, and choked to death between July 4 and 5 in 2017, will finally get justice.

 Her naked dead body was recovered from the jungles of Halaila on July 6.

The agency also claimed that all accused are likely to be behind bars by April 25.

During last nine months, the CBI had been facing the wrath of the court and people for slow investigation.

The Kotkhai region had witnessed rioting situation as the protest of the locals turned violent. Widespread protests had broke out in Shimla along with other parts of the nation.

 Nine police officials including then Inspector General of Police, Southern Range,  Zahur H Zaidi, then Superintendent of Police, Shimla,  DW Negi, and the DSP, Theog, Manoj Joshi were arrested in the case relating to the custodial death of Suraj – a Nepalese laborer, who was arrested by police SIT on July 13 along with five others.

The CBI had found that the police had no substantial evidence against the arrested accused terming the entire probe an eyewash to cover a conspiracy. The accused were later granted bail by the court.    

With the revelation of the identity of the real culprits, the people will come to know why the local police had hatched the alleged conspiracy. It was speculated that the real culprits belonged to influential families and is politically backed-up too. The people want to know under which influence the police SIT hatched the alleged conspiracy. 

Meanwhile, the report of the voice samples of the accused police officials is also awaited.

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Accused arrested in Kotkhai Gudiya case sent to 14-day judicial custody

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Kotkhai Gudiya case update

Shimla: While all eyes will be on the status report to be submitted in the Himachal Pradesh High Court in Gudiya gangrape and murder case, the only accused arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on April 13, 2018, was produced in a special court in Shimla. The accused was sent to a 14-day judicial custody.

Officially, the sleuths have not revealed the identity of the arrested accused and are maintained a distance from all media person. The face of the accused covered while he was brought to the special court today morning.

However, media reports are identifying the accused a Neelu of Mandi district.

The agency is also supposed to file a status report in the state High Court during this afternoon. The people are expecting the agency to make identity and findings of the probe public.

They could face disappointment as the agency has made only one arrest in the case. The arrested accused is being speculated to be a woodcutter.

The people do have hope to get justice for Gudiya, they are equally sceptic about the arrest in the absence of any clear clue about the story of Gudiya.

It is pertinent to mention that the High Court in this March had expressed extreme disappointment with the CBI’s pace of investigation and had directed the CBI Chief to be personally present in the court during the next hearing.

However, right after the hearing, the CBI had suddenly announced that it has got its hands on a strong forensic evidence against the real culprits.

Prior to it, the CBI was empty-handed and had even announced a reward of Rs. 10 lakh to anyone who provides it with any substantial clue about the culprits.

After about 10 months of investigation, the agency had in March claimed that it will expose the accused by April 25, which is today.

 

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Arrested accused in Kotkhai Gudiya case confesses crime: Reports

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Kotkhai accused confession

Shimla: The police in Kotkhai region of Shimla district of the peaceful Hill State is on high alert as the Central Bureau of Investigation brought the lone accused arrested in alleged case of the murder of a 16-year-old girl after a gangrape back to Shimla on Sunday.

The agency has cracked the case and the accused has confessed his crime if the reports of CBI sources and media are to be believed.

The lone accused arrested by the CBI on April 14, 2018, was taken to the agency headquarters in New Delhi for further investigation.

On Sunday, he was brought back to Shimla for the re-creation of the crime scene based on the statement given by the accused. However, the identity of the accused remains unconfirmed because CBI has been maintaining distance from media.

The accused was on Monday morning was taken to the crime spot in the Halaila forests of Kotkhai Tehsil.

A large crowd gathered to see the accused, however, as per a Hindi Daily, they were disappointed as he was reportedly wearing a helmet as a part of the agency’s measures to keep the identity concealed.

A national news channel, however, claimed that the name of the accused is Neelu and he is a lumberjack.

The round of speculations regarding the identity is likely to continue until April 25 – the next date of the hearing in the State High Court.

The agency had earlier assured the court that it would reveal the real culprits in the upcoming hearing. The agency has not made any other arrest so far while the date of hearing is just two days away.

However, sceptic minds are trying to add up the numbers. It is hard to believe that a lumberjack alone could send the entire Special Investigation Team of the HP Police to jail and fool the premier investigation agency of India.  

Therefore, more arrests are expected to be made during the next few days. 

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Himachal seeks Rs. 300 crore from Centre to promote religious tourism circuit and eco-adventure tourism

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Religious Tourism in Himachal PRadesh

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Government has urged the Union Minister for Tourism, K.J. Alphons to sanction three schemes worth Rs. 300 crore to promote religious tourism circuit and eco-adventure tourism in the state.

The Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, during a meeting in New Delhi, apprised the Minister that Himachal was also a major centre of religious tourism and religious tourism circuits will be developed here to provide devotees more facilities.

The Chief Minister also invited Union Minister to Himachal and said that he himself will take him to the tourist destinations of the State. K.J. Alphons whole-heartedly accepted the invitation.

Chief Minister also urged the Centre to provide funds generously for widespread publicity of tourism sites in the state.

The Union Minister of State for Tourism assured the Chief Minister that the Union Government will extend all possible support to this hill state for exploitation and expansion of its tourism potential.

The Chief Minister said that the focus should be on tourism in the state, which was not given before. However, now the state government is giving special emphasis to strengthening infrastructure in virgin natural places, he said.

Himachal has immense potential for adventure tourism and adventure sports like mountaineering, biking, river rafting, and paragliding and the state is considered as a paradise for these adventure sports.

However, it is true that the governments have done very little to polish and maintain the tourism sector.

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