HC directs CID to complete probe in Halappa case by March 31

The Karnataka High Court Tuesday directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to file a chargesheet and complete its probe by March 31 into the allegations of rape against former Food and Supplies Minister H Halappa.

Updated: Mar 08, 2011, 14:03 PM IST

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court Tuesday
directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to file
a chargesheet and complete its probe by March 31 into the
allegations of rape against former Food and Supplies Minister
H Halappa.

Disposing of a petition filed by the State Human Rights
Commission (SHRC) seeking CBI probe into the matter, the
division bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice
A S Bopanna directed the CID to complete its probe by March 31
and asked DIG CID Charan Reddy to personally supervise the
investigation.

Halappa, the then Food and Civil Supplies Minister, was
forced to resign on May 2, 2010, after his friend Venkatesh
Murthy alleged that the minister had raped his wife.

PTI