The victim of Paravoor rape case has submitted a petition before the Kerala High Court seeking a directive to retain the investigation officer in Ernakulam.
The case is being probed by a special investigation team (SIT) headed by the assistant commissioner Bijo Alexander.
“The SIT, headed by assistant commissioner Bijo Alexander, was working in full swing in the initial stage. However, the strength has now reduced to one grade SI, 2 ASIs and one woman civil police officer. out of the 52 cases, final report is filed in 11 cases.
The probe is progressing because of the earnest and efficient attitude of investigation officer,’’ it is stated in the petition.
The girl submits that there is a possibility of investigation officer being transferred out of Ernakulam in the wake of Lok Sabha Election and completion of two years service in Ernakulam.
“If the officer is transferred under the guise of general order of transfer of officers, it would cause further delay in completing the investigation,’’ she submits
It is further stated in the petition that the proceedings in the cases, in which final reports were filed, were being delayed by 6 to 7 ,months. The cases are pending before Judicial First Class Magistrate Court , Paravoor, which has maximum number of pending criminal cases in the state, the petitioner points out.
The victim , now housed at Government Girls Home, Thrikkakkara, had hit headlines the other day when the letter written by her to the Chief Minister seeking speedy disposal of cases, leaked out.
In the letter to the CM she stated that after lodging complaint with the police, she had been living at the Juvenile Home with little facilities and those convicted in the cases are out having comfortable life after getting bail from the High Court.
In the letter dated January 31 she also expressed her wish to continue education and have a good career.