Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Dec 15:
Subhash Ramchandran, the prime accused in Puri train arson case, was today shifted to Jharpada jail of Odisha Capital. His trial will also be shifted to Khurda District and Sessions Judge Court.
The relocation was carried out based on the December 10 order of a Puri based court. Earlier, the Government Railway Police (GRP) had moved the court seeking transfer of the case and Subhash to Bhubaneswar citing security concerns and smoother investigation.
On the other hand, National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is investigating the case, has decided to set up a transit camp in Puri for at least a month.
NIA authorities recently sent a letter to the Puri collector requesting facilitation of two rooms for four of its officials carrying out the probe. Besides, the agency also sought computers, vehicles and some support staff for its officers. Puri collector has assured all necessary assistance to the central agency.
Notably, an 11-member team of NIA along with a central forensic team had visited Puri to carry out a preliminary investigation on December 12. The team also had held discussions with officials of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) that initially investigated the train fire.