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Plea to Retain Investigation Officer in Paravoor Rape Case

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.

Published: 18th February 2014 07:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2014 08:07 AM   |  A+A-

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.

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