Ankita Bhandari murder case: Harish Rawat stages dharna; demands CBI inquiry

Senior Congress leader and former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat stage a dharna demanding a CBI inquiry into Ankita Bhandari’s murder case.

Meanwhile, former CM Rawat has sat on a 24-hour dharna with several congress supporters and leaders at Gandhi Park in Dehradun.

In the Ankita murder case, the public wants answers to the questions said, CM Rawat. “The public wants to know on whose orders a bulldozer was fired at the resort, why the resort was not sealed, how the fire broke out twice despite the presence of the police in the resort,” Rawat said.

Earlier on 24 September Ankita’s body was recovered from the Chilla canal in Rishikesh. Ankita used to work as a receptionist at a resort run by Pulkit Arya, the son of expelled BJP leader Vinod Arya.

Moreover, for the six days missing report was filed and later police officials found her dead body. In connection with the Ankita Bhandari murder case, Pulkit Arya was arrested for allegedly pushing her into the canal.

However, on 4 December the investigation into the Ankita Bhandari case was completed by the Uttarakhand Police just Narco tests of the accused remained. After which Uttarakhand Police sought permission from the Kotdwar court.

Furthermore, in the Nainital High Court in November Ankita’s mother, Sona Devi and father Virender Singh Bhandari filed a petition. The petition was filed to seek inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the case.

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