Amit Jogi, high profile son of former CM of Chhattisharh Ajit Jogi, has received a sense of relief from the special court on Thursday.
Additional Sessions and Special Judge (Atrocities) B.L. Tidke, in an important decision, acquitted Amit Jogi in the connection of a murder of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) state unit treasurer Ramavatar Jaggi.
The verdict given by the special court comes out as great relief for Chhattisharh Congress and for Ajit Jogi’s supporters too.
The court has acquitted Amit Jogi by giving him the benefit of doubt in the murder case, as there was no any strong evidence found against him.
The court, however, convicted 24 other people including a city SP and a SHO of the Maudhapara police station in the connection of this high profile political murder case.
Earlier, the CBI had made Amit Jogi as the prime accused in this murder case and 28 others were charged as co-accused. According to the report, some peolpe had killed Jaggi in front of a police station in Maudhapara on June 4, 2003.
The Congress supporters called the verdict as victory of justice. However, Jaggi’s son Satish has called the court’s verdict as surprising. Satish had named Amit and Ajit Jogi as prime suspects in an FIR lodged by him just after one hour of the murder.
The CBI had started investigating the murder case and in June 2005, it had picked up Amit Jogi for allegedly plotting the murder plan. Earlier, the Chhattisharh high court had granted bail to Amit on April 30 but the Supreme Court had overruled the decision. He was in Raipur Central Jail for 10 months.