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THE MYSTERY behind the sensational murder of JE Jagdish Prasad has deepened with the primary investigation into the matter. Despite rigorous quizzing of the ESD officials by the senior cops including IG Zone AK Gupta, Prasad?s colleagues failed to answer several questions which could lead to vital clues.
None | By HTC, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 28, 2006 01:19 AM IST

JE murder

THE MYSTERY behind the sensational murder of JE Jagdish Prasad has deepened with the primary investigation into the matter.

Despite rigorous quizzing of the ESD officials by the senior cops including IG Zone AK Gupta, Prasad’s colleagues failed to answer several questions which could lead to vital clues.

Why did Prasad tell his wife that he would stay at the office at night in connection with some work? When inquired about this, ESD officials including director VK Khanna and assistant director Shishir feigned ignorance about any such work which required Prasad to stay overnight.

Besides, the watchman at the office Bhual told the police to have heard two gunshots but he did not check up from where the sound came. On the other hand, two brothers, who run a tea-stall close to the ESD office, denied having heard any gunshot during that particular period in the evening. Prasad had suffered a single bullet injury in his chest, which had punctured his heart causing death on the spot.

Talking to the  HT, IG Gupta said that he had interrogated those officials who had brought Prasad’s body back to the office from the trauma centre on Wednesday night. Gupta said that none of the officials could give a convincing reply to the question.   Besides, he said Prasad’s mobike was duly parked which indicated that he was engaged in conversation with somebody when he was shot.                                        

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