The State Government on Saturday constituted a five-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) as ordered by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to probe into the alleged murder of a five-year-old girl in Nayagarh district.
While Inspector General of Police Arun Bothra would head the SIT, CB CID SP RK Dora, Additional SP RC Thamba and Inspectors Narendra Kuma Behera and Mamata Rani Panda are the members.
The Home Department wrote a letter to the Registrar General of Orissa High Court informing about the Government’s decision on selection of the five senior cops for the SIT.
Notably, the SIT probe into the alleged murder of the girl Amrita Sneha Sahu. nicknamed Pari, of Jadupur village in Nayagarh district would be be monitored by the High Court.
Also, the Home Department requested the Orissa HC’s Chief Justice to accord permission to a sitting HC Judge to monitor the SIT probe.
On Friday, the Chief Minister had said the Government was ready for a SIT probe into the matter if needed. Early this week, he had ordered a probe by the Crime Branch into the case.