Late Mandavi was the lone BJP MLA of Bastar division, comprising 12 Assembly seats.
Bhopal: Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel on Saturday announced to institute a judicial probe into the April 9 killing of Dantewada Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) Bheema Mandavi by Naxals.
Mandavi along with four jawans were killed when maoists blew up the bullet-proof SUV in which they were travelling near Nakulnar in south Bastar district of Dantewada on April nine, two days before Bastar (ST) Lok Sabha seat went to polls.
Mr Baghel on Saturday took to the Twitter informing that his government has moved the Election Commission (EC) seeking go ahead signal to its decision to institute a judicial probe into the incident.
“The state government has sought clearance from EC to institute judicial probe into the incident since model code of conduct for ongoing Lok Sabha election was in force now”, he said.
The BJP national president Amit Shah while addressing an election rally in Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh on Friday suspected political conspiracy in the killing of the party legislator and demanded a CBI probe into it.
Former Chhattisgarh chief minister and BJP national vice-president Raman Singh also said the slain MLA’s widow had no faith in the probe by the police into the incident.
She too wanted a CBI probe into the incident. Late Mandavi was the lone BJP MLA of Bastar division, comprising 12 Assembly seats.