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Jharkhand sets up SIT to probe Congress leader's murder

IANS  |  Ranchi 

The government on Wednesday set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the murder of in a bomb blast, an official statement said.

"Chief Minister (Raghubar Das) has ordered to constitute an SIT to probe into the murder of Shankar Yadav," said the statement, adding that the CID will assist the SIT, which will be headed by of Police Karamphal Oraon.

Shankar Yadav, the of district, was killed in a blast while travelling in his vehicle on Tuesday evening. The blast also seriously injured the and the latter also succumbed to his

Police in have detained two people in connection with the murder.

The supporters of the murdered blocked the Ranchi-Patna national highway for eight hours on Wednesday morning, leading to a five-km-long jam. However, the blockade was removed after they were told that an SIT has been set up to probe the murder.

According to police sources, rivalry related to stone mines is said to be the reason behind the murder. was also attacked three months back and injured, leading to him being hospitalised for several days.

Meanwhile, state reached and expressed unhappiness over the and order situation prevailing in the state.

activists also burnt the effigy of the state government, while it and the other opposition parties have claimed that political killings have increased during the rule of the present BJP government.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 18:48 IST
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