CBI seeks time to file reply on plea in abduction case - ECAS Punjab

CBI seeks time to file reply on plea in abduction case

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 8

The Punjab Police today filed an additional application in the Special CBI Court in Chandigarh in a nearly 29-year-old kidnapping case.

In the application, the Punjab Police mentioned that the Punjab and Haryana High Court had returned the status report in the case to the CBI in 2016.

On June 6, the Punjab Police had filed an application in the court seeking record of the preliminary inquiry conducted by the CBI in the kidnapping case as they had restarted investigation in the case and they wanted certain information from the record.

In its reply, the CBI had stated that the agency had registered the FIR in 2008 on the directions of the High Court and conducted a preliminary inquiry. However, the FIR was quashed by the Supreme Court on technical grounds in 2011.

The CBI submitted that the agency keeps record of old cases for five years and as per the policy, they had weeded out the record, as the preliminary inquiry had been conducted 12 years ago and the FIR had been quashed in 2011.

Disproving the reply of the CBI, in the additional application, the Punjab Police submitted that the High Court had returned the status report to the CBI in 2016, then how could the agency say that it did not have any record.

The CBI has sought time to file reply on the additional application. Now, the matter will come up for hearing on Thursday.

The Punjab Police had recently booked former DGP Sumedh Singh Saini and seven other police personnel in the kidnapping case that took place in 1991.

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