CBI files closure report in Bakoria Encounter case, gives clean chit to police

Ranchi: The CBI which is probing the encounter which took place between police and Maoists on June 8, 2015, at Bakoria village under the Satbarwa police station area of Palamu district has filled its closure report.

As per sources, the CBI has submitted a closure report of more than 700 pages to the Special CBI Court of Ranchi. In the Bakoria encounter case, the complainant has been informed about the closure report.

In the closure report of the CBI, a clean chit has been given to the police and security forces. It has been said that 12 others including top Maoist RK alias Anurag lost their lives in the encounter. According to the information, the CBI has made the forensic report a big basis in the whole case.

In fact, the forensic team of CBI had inspected the spot in 2019- 20. During this, samples of soil etc. were also taken from the spot. After this, samples of bullets, clothes etc were taken. After the encounter, the jawans involved in the encounter took photographs of the dead bodies. That photo was also recovered by the FSL team.

The FSL team had given its report to the CBI investigation team a few months ago. In the same report, it was said that all have lost their lives in the encounter. The CBI has given a clean chit to all considering the FSL report as a strong basis.

The encounter has been described as correct in the closure report. The CBI Delhi had registered an FIR in connection with the alleged police-Maoist encounter that took place on June 8, 2015, at Bakoria under the Satbarwa police station area of Palamu.

This FIR was registered on the order of the Jharkhand High Court on 22 October 2018. In this incident, the police claimed to have killed 12 people in an encounter.

Describing it as a fake encounter, the relatives of the deceased had raised questions on the CID investigation in the High Court and demanded a CBI inquiry.

The CBI had registered an FIR taking over case number 349/2015, dated June 09, 2015, in Palamu’s Sadar police station.

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