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Congress with Criminals? Wife of THE WIRE’s founder gets clean chit by Chattisgarh police in murder case

The Congress Party has always protected the criminals. It has always given the hand to terrorists, Naxals and every anti-national having intentions of harming our country. With the newly formed Congress Government in Chattisgarh, the visible impacts of it are already under the scanner

In another impact of it, The Chhattisgarh police have given a clean chit to Delhi University professor and wife of The Wire founder Nandini Sundar, Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Archana Prasad and five others in a 2016 murder case, registered at Tongpal police station of Sukma district, said a senior police officer

According to reports the Chattisgarh police filed chargesheet in a local court on February 7, the police said that during investigation no evidence was found against Sundar, JNU professor Archana Prasad, Vineet Tiwari, who is with Delhi’s Joshi Adhikar Sansthan, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sanjay Parata, local sarpanch Manju Kawasi and a villager, Mangla Ram Verma, in connection with the murder of Shamnat Baghel, a resident of Nama village in Sukma district.

Jitendra Shukla, superintendent of police, Sukma, said: “After the investigation, police have found no direct evidence against Nandini Sundar and other four in Tongpal murder case. The statements of the villagers were taken which suggests that they were not present at the time of the murder. Hence, we have taken back the cases against them.” They were booked by Sukma police for murder, criminal conspiracy and rioting on November 7, 2016, on the basis of the statement of Baghel’s wife, then Bastar range inspector general of police SRP Kalluri had said.

It was alleged that Sunder had traveled to Sukma once in May 2016 and once later under an alias Richa Keshav with Prasad, Tiwari, and the others and had held a meeting with the locals in the Nama village. 2 days later Shamnath Baghel, a local resident of the village had reported to the police that Sunder and the others were instigating the villagers not to cooperate with the police and support the Naxals instead.

In his complaint, Baghel had also claimed that he has been threatened for going against the Naxals and if he were to be killed Sunder and the others will be responsible. Baghel was murdered on 4 November 2016.

The Moist Podiyam Pandu, also known as Panda who recently surrendered to the Chhattisgarh police last year has alleged that he was the link between Maoist leaders and an urban network of sympathisers. Panda has named DU Professor Nandini Sundar and human rights activist Bela Bhatia and confessed that he has arranged their meetings with the Maoists according to reports


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