The court of the West Tripura district Chief Judicial Magistrate on Friday extended the custody of Dainik Ganadoot editor Sushil Choudhury, who has been accused of killing three persons, for two weeks. He was produced in court at the end of his third judicial remand.

The editor and proprietor of the Agartala-based Dainik Ganadoot, was arrested on June 7 on a charge of abetting the murder of his three employees.

The manager, a proof reader and driver were strangled and stabbed to death inside the building of the daily on May 18.

The 74-year-old was arrested after Niyoti Ghosh, wife of the slain driver, provided vital clues in the investigation. Ms. Ghosh and her 13-year-old daughter witnessed the murders carried out by two unidentified youths. Ms. Ghosh was earlier arrested for submitting contradictory statements.

The police have so far arrested only two persons and have been criticised for ‘going slow’ in the investigation. Investigators are still unsure and not armed with much evidence to establish the motive behind the murders, sources said.

While extending judicial custody, the CJM directed police to question Mr. Choudhury at the jail.

He rejected the pleas for police custody by the public prosecutor and the bail application submitted by Mr. Choudhury’s lawyer.

Meanwhile, the new Director General of Police C. Balasubramanium said the police were working in the right direction.

“Police will be able to submit charge sheet in the case by the end of this month,” he told a local cable news channel.