Raipur : Amit Jogi, son of former Chhattisgarh chief minister and senior Congress leader Ajit Jogi, surrendered in a court here Wednesday and was sent to jail for his alleged connection in the murder of a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader in 2003.
The surrender of Amit Jogi, 30, was a formality after the Supreme Court April 30 set aside his bail granted last year by the Bilaspur-based Chhattisgarh High Court in a case in which he had been accused by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for masterminding the murder of NCP leader Ramavatar Jaggi here June 4, 2003. Amit was sent to Raipur central jail.
The murder took place during the tenure of Ajit Jogi as the chief minister. Late Jaggi’s son Satish named the chief minister and his son as prime suspects in a police complaint.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government handed over the murder case to the CBI in December 2003 and the investigating agency arrested Amit on July 1, 2005.