New Delhi: CBI was ordered on Thursday by a Delhi
court to trace within four weeks the missing documents
relating to the Molarband and Dheerpur land scam.
Special CBI Judge A K Mendiratta gave the direction to
the agency as its Deputy Inspector General of Police S K
Palsania appeared before him and submitted that over 200
documents have already been traced while the statements of
some witnesses are still missing.
The court`s direction came amid `choley-bhature` vendor
Ashok Malhotra and key accused in the land scam case cried
foul saying it needs to be verified if the documents traced by
CBI are original ones.
Appearing before the special judge as per a Delhi High
Court order, which had stayed the summons to the CBI Director
but asked one of his senior subordinates to go to the trial
court, DIG Palsania sought four weeks time to trace the
missing documents, citing extraordinary circumstances of the
"It is a case of extraordinary circumstances. The IO of
the case was arrested in a trap case and sent to judicial
custody. He came out only after 60 days. We are looking for
the missing documents and statement of the witnesses.
Otherwise, the court knows that it is not the normal conduct
of CBI," Palsania told the court.
"In view of the explanation and assurance given by S K
Palsania, it is hoped that the remaining missing documents,
along with statement of witnesses, shall be placed on record
on the next date of hearing.