Why was Odisha Well being Minister Naba Das shot lifeless? The precise motive behind the cold-blooded homicide nonetheless stays a thriller though 5 days have handed for the reason that incident that shook the state. The eerie silence of senior Odisha Police officers over Naba Das’ killing has now given strategy to a number of new theories which can be being mentioned by one and all.
Was the state Well being Minister, and senior BJD chief killed over some top-level enterprise rivalry? Was the accused, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), Gopal Krushna Das a mere pawn within the fingers of some influential group?
Among the many varied doable theories surrounding the homicide of Naba Das, it’s the enterprise rivalry which appears sound as of now. Other than his politics, it’s believed that Naba Das was too influential within the coal transportation enterprise.
It’s alleged that some dispute over coal transportation may very well be one of many main causes for which Naba Das might have been eradicated. Not solely coal transportation, however Naba Das was additionally in resort enterprise and mineral transportation.
As per the affidavit submitted by Naba Das in the course of the 2019 elections, his members of the family had been concerned in excavation of ash and transportation works in Vedanta, Hindalco, and coal transportation from Aditya Birla firm. Equally, Naba Das had additionally different enterprise operations in Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, and different elements, significantly within the mining belts within the state.
So far as coal transportation is anxious, Naba Das and his associates had been actively concerned. It’s stated that Naba Das together with his clout, created important entry obstacles for different influential individuals within the coal transportation enterprise. Beneath such circumstances, it’s suspected that another influential individual might need used ASI Gopal Das to get rid of Naba Das with an eye fixed to seize the coal transportation enterprise.
“We now have been saying that the ASI is only a pawn and the state authorities ought to hand over the probe to the CBI,” stated a neighborhood resident.
One other native resident stated, “There’s definitely a giant conspiracy behind Naba Das homicide. The federal government ought to discover the true perpetrator who known as the pictures from behind.” The Opposition events are demanding a radical investigation to unravel the thriller behind Naba Das’ homicide.
Odisha BJP basic secretary, Lekhashree Samantsinghar stated, “Every thing is clearly evident and all people is speaking in regards to the theories. Crime Department has been roped in to handle issues. Solely a CBI probe can unravel the thriller.”
Congress MLA Suresh Routray stated, “There’s a huge enterprise conspiracy with a number of influential businessmen concerned in mining, coal, and different actions. The true perpetrator needs to be booked after an in depth investigation.”
Responding to Opposition events, senior BJD chief Sashi Bhusan Behera stated, “At a time when the tears within the eyes of late Naba Das’ household are but to dry, such form of allegations by the Opposition and politicization is completely unjustified.”
Naba Das was elected to the Odisha Meeting thrice from 2009 to 2019 together with two instances on Congress ticket and as soon as on BJD (2019) ticket. Naba Das’ political profession reached its peak after he held the portfolio of the State Well being and Household Welfare division.
It’s speculated that there may very well be some conspiracy behind Naba Das’ homicide as he had unprecedented clout in western Odisha. The accused ASI Gopal Krushna Das, who shot Naba Das, was posted in Jharsuguda district for lengthy. His footage alongside Naba Das are actually going viral on varied social media platforms.
Had Gopal wished to kill Naba Das, he might have executed it a lot earlier. Why he selected January 29 to fireside at Naba Das? Such questions have deepened the thriller behind the high-profile assassination.
(Reported by Bhagirathi Sahu and Harihar Chand)