A Birbhum district court has granted more time to the CBI to file a report on the progress of investigation into the theft case of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel medallion.
Additional chief judicial magistrate, Bolpur, asked the agency on Friday to file the report on December 17 after investigating officer P S Bose sought more time to submit the report.
Giving its nod to the CBI to reopen the Nobel theft case, the court on September 26 asked the agency to file the report on Friday.
A year after closing the case, the CBI had moved the ACJM, H Bhutia's court on September 18 last and sought its permission to reopen the case stating that it got some vital clues lately.
The theft of the Nobel medallion and 47 other memorabilia from the Rabindra museum at Santiniketan was detected on March 25, 2004. The state CID was asked to probe the theft after it was detected and later the case was handed over to the CBI.
But CBI could not make any headway after three years of investigation and closed the case on September 1 last year. However, the agency got some clues after one of the suspects, Jiban Bagdi, was stabbed to death on September 11.
According to the police, Bagdi had a long criminal record and he had been interrogated by both the CBI and the state CID after the theft. However, he had been released later.