HP Government refers the ‘Gudia’ rape & murder case to CBI


Keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter in Gudia rape and murder case in Kotkhai and to remove all doubts, if any, the Government has decided to refer the matter to the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI). This was disclosed by the Chief Minister today after he returned from two days tour of Kullu and took stock of the entire situation.


He said that a high-level team was constituted for investigation after the matter came into notice and a police team led by an officer of the rank of DGP himself went for the probe. The rape and murder of Gudia shook the sensibilities of the people of the Devbhumi, he said. The Government moved with alacrity and necessary directions were issued to the Director General of Police to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for nabbing the culprits.


On the basis of investigations carried by the SIT, few people were arrested and while they were being brought to Shimla the convoy was attacked by an organized group, already waiting. “I may say that the entire mayhem and incidents of destroying public property at Theog, today was politically motivated, as instead of having sympathies with the family of Gudia,  the matter was being given a political color”, he said. Not with standing this, the Government has decided to refer the matter to CBI, so that no doubts were left in anybody’s mind, said the Chief Minister.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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