CBI`s Bhopal branch to handle trial in Durgesh Jat murder

CBI`s Lucknow branch has transferred the Durgesh Jat murder trial case, allegedly involving former Madhya Pradesh Minister and BJP MLA Kamal Patel and his sons, to its Bhopal unit.

Updated: Feb 12, 2011, 00:38 AM IST

Harda: CBI`s Lucknow branch has
transferred the Durgesh Jat murder trial case, allegedly
involving former Madhya Pradesh Minister and BJP MLA Kamal
Patel and his sons, to its Bhopal unit.

The CBI`s Lucknow team has authorised its Bhopal
office to represent the Central agency in the trial, Patel`s
lawyer Radhakishan Yadav told reporters on Friday.

The CBI`s Special Court at Indore had transferred the
case to Harda`s Session Court on January 12. The first hearing
at Harda was held in District Judge O P Dube`s court on
January 28.

That day, CBI`s Lucknow branch inspector Arjun Dwivedi
took objection to the transfer of the case to Harda and
demanded that the trial take place at Indore, Yadav said.

In today`s hearing, two CBI Inspectors from Lucknow
and Bhopal sought time from the court for taking part in the
arguments on their objections following which the court fixed
February 23 for next hearing.

Meanwhile, the court has extended the judicial remand
of Gyanesh Jat, one of the accused in the case, till February
23.

PTI