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RSS leader’s murder: Punjab hands probe to NIA

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government has decided to hand over the probe into killing of Rss Leader Ravinder Gosain to National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Chief minister Amarinder Singh issued orders on Thursday while announcing a Rs 5 lakh compensation for the deceased’s family and a government job for one of his progeny. Gosain lost his wife to cancer some years ago and is survived by four children.

Orders regarding an NIA probe were issued by the chief minister on a request by an RSS delegation that met him at his residence on Thursday, an official spokesperson said.

The CM acceded to their request taking into account the “international ramifications” of the case.

Investigations into similar incidents in the past suggest that the handlers of the assailants were operating from foreign soil, said the spokesperson, adding that Singh felt that with the NIA stepping in, there would be better coordination between the central agencies and the state police.

Two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants had shot dead RSS Leader Gosain in Kailash Nagar in Ludhiana on Tuesday.

Sharing the delegation’s concern over the brazen killing, the chief minister strongly condemned the act, saying there was no place for such violence in the state.

Source : timesofindia



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