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Anara case: NHRC seeks status report of probe

delhi Updated: Apr 19, 2009 13:34 IST
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NHRC has directed Jammu and Kashmir police to submit status report of the investigation in the sensational porn-video case of 2004 allegedly involving former Miss Jammu Anara Gupta.

The Commission also asked the state police chief to submit, by middle of May, a copy of the order of the Jammu Chief Judicial Magistrate which had rejected the final investigation report submitted by the Crime Branch in the matter and had directed for "further investigation" of the case by a SIT.

The rights panel directed the state police to "transmit" a copy of the final investigation report of the Crime Branch along with annexures which it had submitted in the CJM court.

"Before proceeding further in the matter, the Commission would like to see the final report submitted by the Crime Branch... And the order passed by the CJM, Jammu, thereon," the NHRC order said.

"The Commission would also like to know about the status of investigation being made by SIT," it said while hearing the sensational case that came to light in 2004.

The case registered against Anara and some others for making of a pornographic film was investigated by the Crime Branch and the final report was submitted in the court.

Another case was registered in 2007 against some police officers on complaint of Anara, who alleged illegal detention. In this case, J&K Police have informed NHRC that the case registered in 2004 has been “closed as challan”.

NHRC was not satisfied and had sought clarifications, saying the state police had not indicated the circumstances leading to the constitution of the SIT.

Responding to this, J&K Director General of Police Kuldip Khoda said final report submitted by the Crime Branch in the 2004 case had not been accepted by the Jammu CJM and the SIT had been constituted in compliance of directions given by the court.