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CBI to submit report on Shopian case in High Court today

india Updated: Dec 14, 2009 10:35 IST

Curtain is likely to be drawn over the mystery surrounding the recovery of two bodies of women in Shopian on Monday with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) set to submit its report to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

The CBI, which had been given a two-month time by a division bench of the high court on October 13 to finish the probe into the alleged rape cum murder case, was expected to submit the statements of witnesses and the forensic examination of the bodies of Neelofar (22) and her sister-in-law Aasiya(17), official sources said.

The recovery of the two bodies on May 30 had sparked a widespread agitation in Shopian, 51 km from here in South Kashmir, for 47 days. The protestors were claiming that the two had been raped and later murdered by security personnel. The CBI is likely to point out the alleged irregularities by the team of doctors and the role of some lawyers in Shopian in fuelling the turmoil in the district, the sources said.

However, during the exhumation of the bodies from the grave, doctors from AIIMS had claimed during post-mortem that one of the victims, Aasiya, was never raped.

A CBI team with the help of a special forensic team came to this conclusion during an on-the-spot examination of the body of Aasiya, whose body was exhumed on September 28 at a graveyard in Bonigham in Shopian.