West Bengal Nun rape case: Breakthrough for CID; one suspect arrested in Mumbai
Mumbai, March 26: The West Bengal CID made its first breakthrough in the nun rape case when it arrested one of the seven persons involved directly in the case.
Salim, one of the seven persons who was present at the crime scene, was picked up from Mumbai after the CID chased him down with the help of intelligence bureau inputs. [Nun rape: A larger conspiracy found]
Salim will be taken to West Bengal for questioning. For the CID which has been groping in the dark this is the first major breakthrough.
Salim's arrest will lead to the rest:
The CID had obtained very clear CCTV footage from the crime scene which showed around 7 persons. The seven persons after raping the run also desecrated the place apart from looting the place. [Ranaghat nun flies out of Kolkata, forgives her oppressors]
The CID had found that some of the accused persons had reported to a handler in Bangladesh and the intention was to embarrass the establishment.
While the CID suspected that some of the accused persons may have slipped into Bangladesh it also found that two of them may be in the country.
Salim's arrest is a major breakthrough as he would lead the CID to the rest of the accused persons. His transit remand to West Bengal will be obtained.
CBI take over:
For the time being the the CID is still probing the case. The case was handed over to the CBI by the West Bengal government.
At the moment the CBI wing in West Bengal is assisting the CID.
A team of the CBI from New Delhi will take over the entire probe in the next couple of days.
Sanjay NirupamIndian National Congress
Gajanan KirtikarShiv Sena