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Satyendra Dubey case: 'CBI trying to save culprits'

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | December 16, 2006 14:52 IST

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Unhappy with the Central Bureau of Investigation probe till date into the gruesome murder of whistleblower Satyendra Dubey, his family has decided to file a special appeal in the Patna Civil Court for re-investigation of the case.

Dubey, a 31-year-old project director with the National Highways Authority of India, was shot dead near the Circuit House in Gaya town in Bihar on November 27, 2003. The Indian Institute of Technology engineer was killed after he exposed deep-rooted corruption in construction of the Golden Quadrilateral Project. The incident shocked the nation then.

"We will file a special appeal in the court soon for reinvestigation in my elder brother Satyendra Dubey murder case," Dhananjay Dubey, younger brother of Satyendra Dubey told on Saturday.

Dhanajay said it was not just his family but hundreds across the country who questioned CBI's probe into Satyendra's murder.

"We strongly feel that the CBI was trying its best to save the main culprits or mafia behind his murder and making it a case of simple robbery. We have had enough of this theory. We need re-investigation," he said.

We have full evidence to show that the arrested accused in the case by CBI were not the real face behind his murder, Dhananjay said, claiming that the arrested accused were forced by the CBI to accept the crime they never committed.

According to Dubey's family, Satyendra was eliminated by people who feared that he will expose their corruption. It was proved beyond any doubt that he was killed soon after he wrote a letter to the Prime Minister's Office and blew the whistle on the contract mafia. Though he requested that his name not be made public, vested interests leaked his name, they said.

Uday Paswan, one of the prime accused in the case -- escaped police custody on Friday in Patna. Police said he gave a slip to the police at civil court premises. He had been lodged in the high-security Beur Jail in Patna.

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