Updated: September 15, 2020 4:49:29 pm
The Chhattisgarh High Court has stayed investigation right into a recent FIR registered in May this 12 months by the Bastar Police in reference to the 2013 Jheeram Ghati naxal assault wherein 29 individuals, together with leaders of state Congress, have been killed.
A division bench of Justice Prashant Mishra and Justice Gautam Chourdiya gave the interim order on Monday after just about listening to a legal enchantment filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), its counsel B Gopa Kumar stated.
Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee and lawyer Shruti Agrawal additionally appeared for the NIA whereas Deputy Advocate General Chandresh Shrivastav represented the state authorities.
On May 25, 2013, Naxals had attacked a convoy of Congress leaders in Jheeram valley in Darbha space of Bastar district, killing 29 individuals, together with then state Congress chief Nand Kumar Patel, former chief of opposition Mahendra Karma and former Union minister Vidyacharan Shukla.
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