Tamil Nadu HC Deadline to CB-CID in Nehru Brother's Case

Court asks investigating agency to finish Ramajayam murder probe in 3 months.

Published: 25th July 2015 03:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2015 03:40 AM   |  A+A-

MADURAI:The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Friday sanctioned three months extension to Tamil Nadu CBCID police to solve the murder case of KN Ramajayam.  The Bench also emphasised that it would be the last extension to CBCID.

The court also sought opinion from the CBI which is a respondent in the petition seeking transfer of the case to the country’s premier investigative agency. However CBI informed the court that if the case was transferred to it, the CBI would have to begin the probe from scratch. Ramajayam, a DMK member and the brother of former Tamil Nadu minister KN Nehru, was brutally hacked to death on March 29, 2012 in Trichy. The motive behind the murder and the culprits who committed the crime have remained a mystery ever since.

The case was transferred from the Trichy city police to the CBCID but that did not seem to have helped.

Meanwhile, Ramajayam’s wife R Latha moved the High Court Bench of Madurai in December 2014 requesting that the case be handed over to the CBI. Whenever the case came up for hearing, the CBCID told the court that the CBCID sleuths were making progress and sought more time to complete the probe. The last time the petition came for hearing before Justice S Nagamuthu, he allowed an extension but he expressed his dissatisfaction on the slow progress in the case.

When the case came up for hearing again on Friday,SP TS Anbu said the suspects who were  being questioned were giving contradictory statements and requested more time, claiming that the suspects should be subjected to lie detector tests.

Justice Nagamuthu later allowed three more months to CBCID to crack the case and postponed the next hearing to October 28, 2015.

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