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CBI to move SC over arson at FM's house

August 18, 2017 07:45 AM

COURSTEYAug 18 2017 : The Times of India (Chandigarh)
CBI to move SC over arson at FM's house
Ajay Sura

The CBI would move an application before the Supreme Court (SC) seeking amendment to its January 31orders through which the apex court had directed that the trial in the case relating to the burning of Haryana finance minister Captain Abhimanyu's residence in Rohtak be completed within six months.
This was stated by Counsel for the CBI, Sumeet Goel, befo re the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday , in response to the allegations that CBI had not even started the probe in the case. The allegations were levelled by Abhimanyu's brother Major Satyapal Sindhu.

Sindhu's counsel senior advocate R S Rai told the HC that in January , the SC had already ordered to complete the trial within six months whereas the CBI was yet to start an investigation in the matter.

The main argument of Sindhu's lawyer was that failure of the CBI to complete the probe might benefit main accused Dilawar Singh, who could approach the court for bail, citing delay in investigations.

His main plea was that even after taking over the case, the premier agency had not even begun the probe. However, the CBI counsel submitted before the HC that whatever needed to be done in the case had been done by the agency and they would soon submit a status report before the court.

The CBI counsel also clarified that the agency had already decided to move an application before the SC seeking modification of the orders requesting that such six months period should be counted from the date of filing of chargesheet by the agency before the court. The bench adjourned the hearing for October 12.


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