MP: Congress forms legislators' committee to probe into journalist's murder

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jun 22, 2015 23:29 IST

The Congress legislative party has constituted a committee of legislators that would conduct an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the murder of ex-journalist Sandeep Kothari, who hailed from Balaghat.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Satyadev Katare has constituted this team.

Three members of legislative assembly (MLAs) viz. Madhu Bhagat, Hina Kawre and Sanjay Uikey are part of this committee. Bhagat would head the committee and would visit Balaghat.

A report would be presented in this regard within a week. Subsequently, the report would be sent to the State goverment, asking for action.

Also, the party would raise the issue at different fora, once the commmittee comes up with its report. The police have arrested three persons in this regard while hunt is on for the fourth suspect.

A cash reward of Rs 30,000 has been announced on the arrest for the fourth person. Kothari, 35, was allegedly killed after he was kidnapped from Balaghat, by a group that was upset with him for his refusal to share proceeds from a land deal.

He was killed and later set ablaze. The body was found in Wardha in Maharashtra.

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