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CBI visits missing rebel village

Jamshedpur, Jan. 13: A three-member team of the CBI is in the steel city to probe the disappearance of a suspected Maoist after having missed a deadline for submitting a report to the Supreme Court on Dileshwar Mahto’s whereabouts.

Today, a member of the visiting team, which arrived here on Saturday, went to Nalboni village of Jhargram in Bengal and spoke to Dileshwar’s wife Shefali.

Additional superintendent of police Devendra Kumar, who is leading the CBI team, refused to divulge details about their findings but confirmed the Jhargram visit.

Shefali said a CBI officer had contacted her at her village this morning.

“The officer asked me to show any document that bears my husband’s signature in English. I told him that my husband did not know English. But, the officer kept insisting,” she said over telephone from the village in Bengal.

On October 18 last year, the Supreme Court had directed the CBI to submit a report on Dileshwar, who disappeared mysteriously after his release from Sonari police station in July 2010.

The investigating agency was asked to submit a report by December 6, but it failed to complete the probe and sought an extension of the deadline from the apex court.