Mysterious death of DSP: Madras HC orders notices to officials

The Madras High Court today ordered issue of notices to various officials asking them to file a counter within two weeks on an appeal filed by the father of a woman police official, who allegedly committed suicide in September last year, against the order of a single judge rejecting a CBI probe into the death of his daughter.

Chennai: The Madras High Court today ordered issue of notices to various officials asking them to file a counter within two weeks on an appeal filed by the father of a woman police official, who allegedly committed suicide in September last year, against the order of a single judge rejecting a CBI probe into the death of his daughter.

Justices S K Agnihotri and M Venugopal ordered notices to various officials, including the Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and the Home Secretary and the DGP, on the appeal filed by M Ravi, father of DSP Vishnupriya, against the December 1, 2015 order of Justice R Subbaiah refusing to order a CBI inquiry into the death Vishnupriya in mysterious circumstances.

Ravi also sought a direction to restrain the CB-CID in Erode from proceeding further with the investigation into the death of Vishnupriya, former DSP of Tiruchengode.
Vishnupriya was found dead under mysterious circumstances on September 18, 2015.

Alleging that his daughter?s death was a case of murder, Ravi had earlier moved a writ petition seeing a CBI probe.

The government had ordered CB-CID probe into the matter.

Ravi contended that the single judge had failed to consider the fact that the investigating officer of CB-CID is also in the cadre of DSP and he cannot effectively conduct the probe.

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