Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The statement of an eyewitness was recorded at Jharsuguda ADJ court on Saturday in connection with the murder of former Odisha Health Minister Naba Das.

Earlier, eyewitness Amarendra Nath’s statement was also recorded in this connection. Nath’s earlier statement was compared with the latest statement during the proceeding of the court.

As per the advocate of accused Gopal Das, there have been a lot of differences between both statements of the eyewitness.

“Many statements of eyewitness Amrendra Nath from Lamtibahal in Brajrajnagar seem to be contradictory,” said Gopal Das’ lawyer Naresh Nayak after the proceeding of the court.

The Main accused, Gopal Das was also present during the proceeding of the court through virtual mode.

Former Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das was on his way to attend an event when Assistant Sub-inspector of Police Gopal Das opened fire at him from close range with his service revolver. Although he was immediately rushed to Jharsuguda hospital and later shifted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar, he succumbed to the bullet injuries.