J&K sex scam: HC asks police to assist CBI
J&K HC directs state Govt to provide police teams to assist the CBI in the sex racket case.india Updated: May 24, 2006 15:20 IST
Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to provide three to four police teams to assist the CBI in producing the accused in the sex racket case for an identification parade by May 26.
A division bench comprising Justices Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain and BA Kirmani directed the state government to provide the special police teams to CBI so that the investigating agency can produce the persons, named by the minor girl who was abused in the sex racket, to conduct their identification parade.
The court said the teams should be made available to CBI by Friday morning.
The bench directed the CBI to conduct investigations into the case in a structured manner giving priority to the statement made by the girl and probing the involvement of persons who had allegedly sexually abused her on priority.
Expressing displeasure over the pace of investigations by CBI, the bench asked the agency to file the status report on the investigations on Monday, the next date of hearing.
"If you proceed at this pace where you have arrested only one persons in 12 days of investigations, then the investigations cannot be completed in the foreseeable future," the court said.
The court also noted that CBI had not initiated any action against influential persons, which include past and present ministers, bureaucrats, police and other security force officials and businessman, so far which should have been the first step after the statement of the girl was recorded.
"These are the people who continue to be in their offices and could influence the process of investigations," the court said adding CBI's reputation as the premier investigating agency of the country was at stake in the case.
First Published: May 24, 2006 15:11 IST