A two-member CBI team has started investigations into the death of senior FCI official P C Ram in a shootout between ULFA militants and police in Assam in July.
The team, led by investigating officer B S Chauhan, arrived here yesterday and visited the spot of the gunfight, Borka Panitema in Kamrup district, and the house of Gobinda Deka, where Ram was held by the militants before he was killed on July 11, official sources said today.
The team also visited the spot here from where Ram was on April 17 and collected relevant documents from the CID office which was investigating the case before the state government handed over the case to CBI.
The officials collected medical reports, a list of articles seized, reports of police investigation and other related documents in the case. They will also interrogate police officers involved in the case and other witnesses.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had asked the Centre for a CBI inquiry after Ram's family also demanded for it.
Ram's family, which stays in Vaishali in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district, had also petitioned the Gauhati High Court for inquiry into the killing by the top investigating agency.