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CBI refuses to probe Anandpal Singh encounter case

The CBI considers the case to be not worth investigating.

February 1, 2018, 11:51 am

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Rajasthan high court. Image credit: Post staff

Jaipur: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) filed its reply in the Rajasthan high court's Jodhpur bench on Wednesday refusing to take up the Anandpal Singh encounter case for investigation. Sachin Acharya, the counsel of the CBI, told the court that the CBI has refused to investigate the matter as it considers it to be not worth investigating. After this, the high court disposed of the petition moved by the gangster’s wife and gave liberty to the petitioner Raj Kanwar to file a fresh petition in the district and session court of Churu. It is worth noting that two cases, one each with Churu and Ratangarh police, had been filed in the matter and the CBI was asked by the state government to take up both the cases for the investigation. The court had asked CBI to reply on the status of the letter of the government. The court, while disposing of the petition, also turned down the request of the counsel of the petitioner, Goverdhan Singh, to get the case investigated under its supervision. The counsel did this after CBI refused to investigate the case. The state government had requested the Central government to hand over this case to CBI about 3 and half months ago. After this, the state government did not send any reminders though. The state government is already facing the heat regarding the release of Bollywood film Padmavati and this denial by the CBI is sure to add to its woes. Meanwhile, state Home Mister Gulab Chand Kataria has said that he hasn’t received any information, neither from the Central government nor the CBI. He claimed that this news could be the view of CBI and that the state government has requested the Central government to get this case investigated by CBI. He also stated that CM Vasundhara Raje, during her recent visit to New Delhi, had informed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the lack of progress in this case.

First published: November 16, 2017