Orissa police files chargesheet in VHP leader murder case

January 30th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI  

Bhubaneswar, Jan. 30 (ANI): The crime branch of the Orissa Police on Friday filed a chargesheet against seven people for the murder of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP)leader Swami Laxmanananda Saraswati and his aides.
A crime branch source said the chargesheet was filed in a lower court of Kandhamal District.
Investigations will, however, continue and we may go for some more arrests in the case and file a final chargesheet later, he said.
Saraswati and his four aides were killed on August 23 last year at his Jaleshpata ashram in Kandhamal, about 200 km from Bhubaneswar, triggering communal violence in the state.
Some Hindu organisations, which held Christians responsible for the crime, launched attacks on them. Thousands of Christians were forced to flee their homes and many were killed in the violence.
Later, the Orissa police alleged Maoists involvement in the killings. (ANI)

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