The Punjab government has decided to hand over the murder case of Ludhiana RSS leader Ravinder Gosain to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh issued the orders on Thursday while announcing Rs 5 lakh compensation for the family and a government job, commensurate with the educational qualifications, for one of the four children of the deceased. Gosain had lost his wife to cancer some years ago and is survived by four children.
Orders for the NIA probe were issued by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on a request by a RSS delegation that met him at his residence today. The Chief Minister acceded to the RSS request taking into account the international ramifications of the case, according to an official spokesperson.
Investigations so far in similar incidents in the past suggest that the handlers of the assailants were operating from foreign soil, said the spokesperson, adding that the CM felt the NIA involvement would lead to better coordination between the central agencies and the Punjab police.
Sharing the delegation’s concern over the brazen killing of Ravinder Gosain, Captain Amarinder strongly condemned the act, saying there was no place for such violence in the state. He assured the delegation that the state police was working hard to solve all the such previous murders cases and he had personally issued directions for expediting the investigations.