MP Police withdraw facilities to CBI probing a case: Official

Last Updated: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 23:25

Harda (MP): Madhya Pradesh Police has
withdrawn all facilities provided to the CBI which is
investigating the case of disappearance of a person in which
one of the accused is a former state minister`s son, according
to an officer of investigating agency.

A letter by the state police headquarters to the CBI
director stated that facilities like vehicles provided to the
investigating team in Harda have been withdrawn, the official
said.
The CBI, Lucknow, was investigating the disappearance
of Durgesh Jat (18) after firing at a farm house at village
Devtala near here in March 2008, following Madhya Pradesh High
Court`s order on a habeas corpus petition moved by Jat`s
father stating that he wanted a fair probe.

The agency is planning to move the High Court to get
back the facilities provided to it by the state police.

The HC had directed the CBI to probe the matter and
asked the state police to provide us with all facilities in
the investigation, the officer said.

However, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Umashanker Gupta
told agency, "I am not aware of the withdrawal of facilities to
the CBI probing Jat`s disappearance."

The accused in Jat missing case is Sandeep Patel, son
of former Madhya Pradesh Minister and BJP MLA Kamal Patel,
besides Dipak Saran, Arun Jat, Amit Patel and others.

The state police had provided three vehicles to CBI
and spent Rs 20 lakh in providing different facilities to the
agency over the last two years, sources added.
PTI



First Published: Friday, May 14, 2010 - 23:25

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