CBI for reopening of Tagore's Nobel theft probe
The CBI files a petition in a district court seeking clearance to re-open probe into the theft of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel medallion and other treasures.Updated: Sep 18, 2008 22:04 IST
Stating that it had stumbled upon "vital clues", the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a petition in a district court seeking clearance to re-open probe into the theft of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel medallion and other treasures.
The petition was filed by the investigating officer Partha Sarathi Bose. CBI counsel Abdul Nassir submitted the petition on behalf of Bose.
The CBI had closed the case last September saying its investigation was not going anywhere.
Nassir said that the agency had told the court last September that it would reopen the investigation if it got any clues to the theft.
The additional chief judicial magistrate, Bolpur, H. Bhutia fixed Sep 26 for hearing the matter.
The sensational theft of the medallion and 47 other memorabilia from Rabindra Bhawan, Santiniketan, came to light on March 25, 2004.