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Court slams CBI for filing report in hurry during holidays

Hindustan Times  GHAZIABAD, January 03, 2011
First Published: 23:14 IST(3/1/2011) | Last Updated: 23:16 IST(3/1/2011)

The Central Bureau of Investigation, represented by senior public prosecutor RK Saini, was slammed by the CBI special judicial magistrate Priti Singh for filing closure report in a hurry and during winter break.

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During a hearing on the report submitted by the CBI last Wednesday, magistrate Singh asked Saini the reason for filing the report in such a hurry. “Why couldn’t you wait to file the report when the court opened?” she asked. “Where are the closure-report annexures?”

Saini replied it was a normal procedure for the CBI to file such reports in any of their cases. “It is not particular with Aarushi-Hemraj murder case,” he said.

Saini also told the court that the report was submitted as the “CBI wanted to clear all yearly back-log”. As Saini struggled for answers, the magistrate demanded the investigating officer be present for a hearing on January 7. The officer will have to submit the case documents, along with the case diary.


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