Trafficking: High Court seeks correction in notification

Published: 22nd June 2013 10:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2013 10:52 AM   |  A+A-

The High Court on Friday directed the state government to immediately issue a notification rectifying a mistake made in a notification issued earlier on the CBI taking over the cases related to human trafficking through the Nedumbassery airport.

Justice S S Satheesachandran issued the directive while considering the bail plea of Raju Mathew, suspended sub-inspector at the immigration wing of the Airport, who is an accused in the human trafficking case.

The state government submitted that the government had already told the CBI after issuing a notification on April 22 to take over the case.

The state decided to hand over two cases registered at Nedumbassery police station and two cases at the police headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram. Of these, one of the case numbers mentioned was wrong.

The court expressed the hope that efforts would be made to send the corrected notification with a request for handing over of that particular case to the CBI.

Hearing Adjourned

It also directed the Director-General of Prosecutions to file a copy of the revised notification before court and adjourned the hearing to Monday.

The CBI submitted that in the notification, the government had given the number of another case instead of the one registered by the Nedumbassery police. It said steps were in process for taking over the case. 

It submitted that a corrected notification was essential for taking over these cases.


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