A six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Koderma Deputy Superintendent of Police has been formed to probe into the killing of Koderma District Congress Committee president, Shankar Yadav, an official release said today.
The SIT will be led by deputy SP Karampal Oraon. the release said.
Meanwhile, the Congress as well as other opposition parties today put up a road blockade near Jhumri on National Highway 31 with the bodies of Yadav and his driver and a personal bodyguard, who were killed in the incident.
The blockade was led by Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee president, Ajoy Kumar.
Traffic on the Natonal Highway between Ranchi and Patna was disrupted for around seven hours since morning and the blockade was lifted following an assurance by Koderma Deputy Commissioner Bhubaneswar Prasad Singh and Superintendent of Police Shivani Tiwari to arrest the culprits soon.
Yadav, who was travelling in his SUV along with his driver and personal bodyguard, was killed yesterday evening when unidentified miscreants hurled a bomb on the vehicle.
The driver was shifted to Ranchi for better treatment but he too succumbed late last night, police said.
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