Updated June 5th, 2024 at 20:25 IST

Karni Sena Chief Murder Case: NIA Chargesheets Terrorist Goldy Brar, 11 Notorious Gangsters

In the killing of Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, the NIA chargesheeted 12 accused, including foreign-based designated individual terrorist Goldy Brar.

Reported by: Abhishek Tiwari
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New Delhi: In a major crackdown in the assassination of the Karni Sena president in Rajasthan, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against 12 accused, including foreign-based designated individual terrorist Goldy Brar. The NIA in its chargesheet named several notorious gangsters, who were allegedly involved in the killing of Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi.

Gogamedi, the then Karni Sena chief, was murdered in December last year in Rajasthan by a group of assailants. Following the killing, a case of murder was registered by the Rajasthan police and an investigation was initiated.

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However, during the investigation, a terror-angle surfaced in the sensational killing of the Karni Sena members. The case was later handed over to the central investigating agency for further probe.

Search is on for the absconders in the murder case: NIA

According to the NIA, in its chargesheet filed before the NIA Special Court, the probe agency has charged all the 12 identified accused, belonging to Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Arms Act and UA(P) Act.

In its statement the NIA stated, “The NIA investigations have revealed the notorious terrorist-gangster syndicate behind the killing of Gogamedi, who was shot dead in the living room of his house in Shyam Nagar colony in Jaipur. Two others, namely Naveen Shekhawat and Ajeet Singh, were killed and Gogamedi's gunman, Narender Singh, was injured in the gruesome attack.”

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“Moving swiftly with its investigations in the case, the NIA arrested eight persons for their involvement in the conspiracy to kill Gogamedi. However, four others are still absconding, including gangsters Mahendra Kumar, Ravataram Swami alias Rohit Godara, and Virendra Charan, as well as Satwinder Singh alias Goldy Barar,” the agency said.

The NIA investigations revealed that accused Ravataram Swami alias Rohit Godara was the mastermind who had hatched the murder conspiracy along with accused Virendra Charan, Goldy Barar and others.

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After the murder, accused Rohit Godara and Goldy Brar accepted the responsibility of the murder and used it to threaten and extort money from other individuals.

It was also found that the two assailants, identified as Rohit Rathore and Nitin, had received pistols along with several rounds and magazines for carrying out the attack on December 5, 2023. While fleeing Gogamedi's house, the duo had also attacked a car driver and a scooty rider to escape from the spot. Accused Mahendra Kumar and his wife co-accused Puja Saini had harboured Nitin before the murder.

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As per the NIA, Rahul had taken the help of accused Bhawani Singh to hire the services of Nitin Fauji for the attack. Bhawani was provided weapons and shelter by one Ashok Kumar. However, it was accused Udham Singh who, along with Bhawani Singh and Rahul, had sent Nitin to Jaipur for executing the plan.

Further investigations in the case are in progress and a search is on for the absconders.

 

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Published June 5th, 2024 at 20:25 IST