The incident has led the government to scrutinise recommendations of pesticide firms that prescribe formulae to farmers to enhance quality and quantity of crops.
A delegation of The Agartala Press Club had on Sunday called on the chief minister and demanded constitution of a SIT to investigate the murder. It was also decided that a compensation of Rs 10 lakh would be given to the family of the slain journalist.
The SIT is verifying claims of over 100 affidavits that families of accused filed claiming their innocence. Affidavits also carried “evidence” to support the claim.
Sori has alleged that Hidme was not a Maoist and was picked from outside her home, raped and then killed.
Sources said the actual amount of black money outflow, through trade-based money laundering, could be far less than mentioned in the report.
This is the second explosion in Haryana over the last two weeks.
A bench led by Justice Anil R Dave asked the SIT headed by former Judge MB Shah to apprise the court on the progress made in the probe in the scam by May 11.
The letter from the NRI claimed she was travelling on NH-1 near Murthal where she was allegedly raped.
Pointing towards the SIT head DIG Rajshri Singh, present during the case hearing, advocate Gupta said, “If reporters can reach the victims, why cannot the whole state machinery?
The chief minister said the recurring fires were not just an accident caused by emission of methane gas.
“The SIT has also questioned around a dozen chemists in and around Tharoor’s bungalow in Lodhi Estate,” a police source said.
Police sources claim this handler also funded the murder plan.
Hotte Krishna, a realtor, had been named by the Lokayukta police during a preliminary investigation as a key member of the extortion gang operating in the Lokayukta
The police suspect Bhaskar to be a close associate of Ashwin Rao, the son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao, who is the main accused in the case.
On the other hand, the SIT, in its reply, has opposed the application, stating that the “defence in order to fill up a lacuna wants to recall the witness.