Dy Forest Ranger, 5 guards get 15-day judicial remand

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 Jun 2018 10:55:31


 

Our Correspondent SEONI,

DEPUTY Forest Ranger along with five forest guards involved in the murder of a villager at Behrai range of Barghat police station falling under Rajya Van Vikas Nigam have been arrested and were produced before the competent court. Court taking cognisance of the chargesheet filed against them by the police has send the six accused to judicial remand of 15 days and have been put behind prison. Two others absconding forest guard also accused in the murder of the villagers have also been arrested and were produced before the court along with six accused. The deputy rangers and the forest guard have been held accused not of having only murdered Roopchandra Sonwane resident from Gangpur. But after he was killed the body was set afire in the forest area with an intention to tamper evidence. According to information from Station House Officer Barghat Khemendra Jaitwar, we have emerged successful to apprehend Deputy Ranger Santosh Uikey along with forest guards namely Shikendra Harinkhedey, Surendra Harinkhedy, Santosh Dhardey, Phool Singh Uikey, and Dilip Thakrey involved in the gruesome incident of murder of Roopchandra Sonwane resident from Gangpur along with setting afire the body in the forest area to destroy evidence. The forest staffers were reportedly behind the spine chilling incident in which Roopchandra Sonwane resident from Gangpur was first killed under the mysterious circumstances and later the body was set afire to destroy evidence from the spot. The Deputy Ranger and others were produced before competent court, who send them for judicial remand for 15 days. SHO Barghat also informed that two other absconding accused forest guard in the incident named as Santosh Meshram from Dhausi and Shrawan Vishwakarma resident from Dwarka Nagar Seoni have also been arrested. After being arrested the deputy ranger Santosh Uikey along with forest guards namely Shikendra Harinkhedey, Surendra Harinkhedy, Santosh Dhardey, Phool SIngh Uikey, and Dilip Thakrey involved in the gruesome incident of murder. The accused deputy ranger has been suspended and the five forest guards have been terminated from service by H S Manjhi Zonal Manager Barghat project division. two other absconding accused forest guard in the incident named as Santosh Meshram from Dhausi and Shrawan Vishwakarma resident from Dwarka Nagar Seoni are being subjected to verification of credentials as higher officers have said to terminate them from service.