Aarushi case: SC moved to block transfer of probe officials

Last Updated: Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 11:17

New Delhi: A fresh application has been
moved in the Supreme Court seeking its direction to the CBI
not to transfer or repatriate any of its officers who are
currently investigating the sensational murder of teenager
Aarushi and her domestic help Hemraj.

The application filed by advocate Ajay Agrawal had
alleged that due to various extraneous reasons, the CBI was
transferring several of its investigating officers, thus
hampering a fair investigation.

The advocate had earlier moved a petition requesting the
apex court to monitor the probe being conducted by the CBI.

Citing an earlier precedent, the application has claimed
that the CBI itself had on November 16, 2004 moved an
application in the apex court seeking a direction that none of
its officers involved in the investigation relating to the
multi crore Telgi stamp paper racket should be transferred or
repatriated to their parent departments.

Agrawal wanted the court to pass a similar direction in
the Aarushi case that none of the investigating officers from
the CBI should be transferred or repatriated until completion
of the case. The court is expected to take up the application
on Monday.

The CBI had earlier submitted a status report on the
investigations in a sealed cover and the same comes in the
backdrop of fresh allegations that the vaginal swab of Aarushi
was tampered with to shield the actual accused.

Aarushi, the daughter of a dentist couple, and domestic
help Hemraj were found murdered under mysterious circumstances
at their Noida house on May 16, 2008.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 11:17

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