Mrunal Manmay Dash

While Gobinda Sahu, the prime accused in the Mamita Meher murder case, is singing like a parrot and spilling the beans of the murder mystery, the big missing link, the mobile phone of Mamita, is yet to be traced out by the Police.

As per reports, a police team led by Northern Range DIG, Deepak Kumar and the SP of Bolangir toured the crime spot -the Mahaling stadium - where the victim's body was exhumed following the interrogation of Sahu. A technical team and forensic team was also present at the spot to gather criminal profiling inputs of evidentiary value, including the mobile phone. However, there is no clarity on whether the phone was recovered by the Police.

After the second arrest today, Basudev Ray, the public prosecutor said, “Radhe was produced before the court today. The Court rejected his bail plea and sent him to judicial custody.”

Politics On The Boil

Meanwhile, upping the ante on the ruling BJD ministers, the principal opposition party in the State, BJP, has on Thursday moved to the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) seeking its immediate intervention in the murder case of lady teacher Mamita Meher.

The saffron party has alleged that the State police are trying to shield the Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra.

A delegation of the party moved the rights body and alleged that though the family members of the deceased had made repeated claims that the minister has frequently visited the school and stayed there, the police have not brought him under the purview of investigation so far.

BJP leader Lekhashree Samantasinghar met the Human Rights Commission with a delegation and complained that Police is trying to shield MoS Home, Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra, because he belongs to Home department.

Similarly, senior Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das alleged that Minister Mishra is involved in the murder of Mamita Meher. The State government will have to suffer embarrassment if it does not initiate action against Mishra.”

Unfazed by the fusillades of political attack, the ruling Biju Janata Dal has stoutly defended Minister Mishra. Party Chief Whip Pramila Mallik lobed a question to the Opposition which has been demanding no less than Mishra’s scalp - “Shall we release the accused and make Mishra resign from his position. Will it give justice to the victim?”

Mamita Case In Orissa HC

Meanwhile, A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in Orissa High Court seeking a Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder of the lady teacher Mamita Meher.