Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 20:
Two days after the kin of the deceased knocked on doors of police seeking justice, a top Odisha police official today said that it would move the court for its permission to re-investigate the murder case of a pulses trader over a year ago here.
Twin City Commissioner of Police YB Khurania today said that it would re-investigate the death of pulses trader Mohammad Farooq for which we would appeal in the court regarding this.
It may be recalled that Farooq, a pulses wholesaler, was shot dead in broad daylight in November 2014 while he was in his shop in Malgodown area. Three motorcycle-borne miscreants had indiscriminately opened fired at him. The criminals pumped five bullets killing him on the spot.
Notably, the deceased trader’s wife Ishrat Jahaan had approached the Commissionerate police and filed a fresh complaint against Dhalsamanta brothers for their alleged involvement in her husband’s murder.
Ishrat and her family members had met Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora and levelled allegations against the gangster siblings. They had said that they had not approached police out of fear.
DCP had assured the relatives of the deceased that it would look into the matter seriously.