HC dismisses probe plea into Veerappan's death
The request for another postmortem of the bodies of her husband and his three associates was also turned down.india Updated: Mar 02, 2006 17:34 IST
The Madras High Court has turned down Veerappan's widow's plea for a CBI probe into the brigand's death.
ABench comprising Justice P Sadhasivam and Justice JAK Sampathkumar held thatthe petitioner had not provided enough material to support her contention.
Muthulakshmi request for another postmortem of the bodies of her husband and his three associates was also turned down.
His death was reported as an encounter, while the petition alleged that the brigand had first been killed by the Special Task Force, which was set up by Tamil Nadu police to capture him.
Allowing an appeal by the State Government, the bench set aside a single judge order, issued in February 2005, directing the Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO), Dharmapuri, to hold an enquiry into the death of the outlaw and register a case. However, the order was stayed later.