Abhaya case: Accused nun moves Delhi HC against CBI
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 23:57
New Delhi: A nun, who is one of the accused in the 1992 Sister Abhaya murder case in a Kerala convent, today moved the Delhi High Court seeking action against CBI officials who forced her to undergo virginity test last year.

Justice V K Shalli, however, raised the question of jurisdiction and asked the counsel for nun Sister Sephy to argue on the point of maintainability of the case in this court on January 15.

Filing a petition, Sister Sephy, on bail since January, contended the investigating agency forced her to undergo the virginity test against her wish which was violative of her fundamental rights.

In May this year, the National Human Rights Commission had expressed its inability to take action against the erring officials as the case is pending in various courts.

According to Sister Sephy, when CBI failed to prove the allegation that she was having sexual relation with the fathers in the convent, CBI concocted a story in the chargesheet saying she had undergone hymenoplasty to keep intact her virginity.

Seeking compensation for vulgar language allegedly used by the agency against her, she accused CBI leaking the chargesheet to the media with an "ulterior" motive.


First Published: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 23:57

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