SIT raids gym, house of MLA Katare with no success

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Feb 2018 10:38:57


Staff Reporter

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to investigate the high-profile extortion-rape-kidnapping case, raided the gym and house of MLA Hemant Katare and one another accused of the case- Vikramjeet, in Bhopal on Sunday. However, SIT members had to return empty-handed from their houses. A team had also gone in search of Katare to Ater in Bhind.

The DIG Dharmendra Choudhary had constituted SIT to investigate the cases related to MLA Hemant Katare and journalism girl student Prinshu Singh, on February 6. After four days, the SIT finally swung into action and started its ground investigations into the case.

The SIT conducted the raid at the Katare’s Juna Gym located at Arera Colony and quizzed Katare’s gym partner Indarjeet and later, at Katare’s residence situated in Rachna Nagar.
At the gym, the team observed the CCTV footage and also took the statement of the gym guard and others.

The team also met the elder brother of Hemant and asked about Hemant and the issue took place in the gym. The team also visited the house of Hemant situated at Rachna Nagar, whereas he was not found by the police. The same day, SIT team officials also visited the house of Vikramjeet situated at Aishbag area, the team seized the mobile of Vikramjeet. He is also absconding since the case had been registered against him, by the Crime branch Bhopal.


Earlier, on Sunday morning, talking to a local news channel over phone, MLA Hemant Katare raised several issues against the police and on the FIR made by the girl against him. He stated “From jail, after the arrest for eight days, the girl wrote the letter to the police stating that she was raped, but she did not mention the date, day and time of incident. I think that if a girl is raped, she should remember the black date day and time of the incident and surprisingly, the police had registered the case without any cross verification.”

He added that he is having many evidences of his innocence and when the time comes he will present the evidence in the court. He also added “When the police will call me, I will be going to appear in front of them.”
He claimed that he was not having any physical relation with the girl and Vikramjeet had contacted him from the girl side.