The murder case of a Congress party worker, Manoj Dubey, from Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area made a voice in the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday. The sitting Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Md. Arif (Naseem) Khan, from Chandivali constituency which falls in the North Central part of Mumbai, representing Congress party in the Vidhan Sabha raised the issue in Maharashtra’s lower house of legislature.
Khan represents the same constituency where Dubey was murdered and has complained in the Legislative Assembly against the slow work in the case. “Till the time, fair investigation is not done in the case, the cause and the actual perpetrator will not be identified and the action on the perpetrator will not be taken,” complained Khan in the Vidhan Sabha. He further stated that the deceased’s wife, Seeta Manoj Dubey, doesn’t have faith on the local police administration and that crime investigation agencies like Crime Branch or the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) must be handed over the case for further fair and unbiased investigation in the murder case. He also demanded for a fast track court hearing in the case and appointment of a public prosecutor to expedite the judicial proceedings and bring justice to the deceased and his family.
Congress party worker, Manoj Dubey, was allegedly killed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers hailing from Ghatkopar area of Mumbai, on Oct 21. The senior Congress party leaders like Sanjay Nirupam, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chauhan, and Md. Arif (Naseem) Khan met the senior officials of police and demanded for action on the culprits in the case. Even Congress party president, Rahul Gandhi, along with Priyanka Gandhi had condemned the murder through their tweets. The matter is since then under investigation, and two accused, Umesh Ashok Singh (35) and Jitendra Mishra (29) were arrested. They are under custody and the matter is sub-judice.
Replying to Naseem Khan, the Home Minister of Maharashtra for Law and Judiciary, Ranjit Patil, assured that the appropriate probe and investigation are being carried out in Manoj Dubey’s murder case. He, however, assured the chairman of the Vidhan Sabha, Haribhau Bagade, that if the spouse of the deceased has demanded for the investigation by the crime branch, then the state government will transfer the case to the Crime Branch.