Following directions of the Punjab and Haryana high court, the CBI is likely to start investigation in the infamous blind murder of Malerkotla boy Vidhu Jain (11), who was burnt alive in broad daylight on September 30 last year.
Sources in the district police told the Hindustan Times that all records relating to the case have been handed over to the investigating agency and the CBI has also registered the first investigation report (FIR) in the case.
According to sources, the CBI will first examine the investigation report of the local police to start the investigation.
On the last hearing on November 29, the high court had asked the CBI to probe the incident and the district police were told to hand over the record of the case within three weeks, including the report of the investigation conducted by the district police, which had failed to even identify the culprits after yearlong investigation in the case.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Sangrur SSP Mandeep Singh Sidhu, who was present in the last hearing, said, "As per the court orders, we have submitted the record of the case to the officers concerned of the Punjab police, from where the CBI will access the investigation report." The SSP, however, assured that the district police will provide all support to the CBI, in the fare probe, whenever is required.
The CBI has not contacted the aggrieved family yet and the family members were waiting eagerly hoping that the premier investigation agency will help them get justice.
"The court's ruling on handing over the probe to the CBI has brought relief to us, as the local police had failed to even get a clue about the culprits", said Vidhu Jain's father Navneet Jain, who has now shifted to Ludhiana after the incident.
"Though, the CBI has not contacted us yet, but we are sure that it might have started working on the case," he said. After a wait of more than 9 months, the police failed to trace out the culprits. On July 7, 2014, Vidhu Jain's mother Arti Jain had filed a petition demanding a CBI probe into the case after which the HC had issued notice to the CBI and the Punjab government.