Naba Das Row: Crime Scene Recreated

Brajarajnagar: In ongoing probe into Odisha Health Minister Naba Das murder case, Crime Branch recreated the crime scene at Gandhi Chowk in Brajarajnagar of Jharsuguda district.

Amid tight security, accused Gopal Krushna Das was brought to the crime spot where he showed how gunned down the minister while the latter was stepping out his vehicle for a public meeting on January 29.

The dismissed police ASI demonstrated as to how he held his service revolver tightly in both hands, shot at Naba Das, tried to flee from the spot amid crowd by showing the pistol and got overpowered by two policemen.

The entire crime scene was recreated in presence of the team of Crime Branch that is probing the sensational murder case. Reportedly, Gopal Das has confessed to crime before the investigators. He is on the remand by Crime Branch for investigation in the case.

According to reports, Gopal Das shot at the minister at the time he was alighting from his car to attend a public meeting at Gandhi Chowk in Brajarajnagar on January 29. He was deployed for traffic clearance at Gandhi Chowk for the minister’s visit. Dimissing the accused police personnel from his service, the state government handed over the investigation to the crime branch. The probe is being led by ADG Arun Bothra under supervision of retired High Court judge Justice JP Das.

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