Haridath case: CBI officials fear tampering of data

Published: 04th July 2012 12:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2012 12:10 PM   |  A+A-

K K Rajan and S Unnikrishnan Nair, the CBI officials named in ASP P G Haridath’s suicide note, have asked the DGP to ensure that the hard disc and documents seized from them are returned without data tampering.

 In a legal notice sent through their counsel Pirappancode V S Sudheer, the two officials said that the hard disc and personal diary seized from them, contain confidential reports which can be retrieved despite deletion.

 On June 23, investigating officer K G Simon along with 10 police personnel conducted search at Unnikrishnan’s house.

 Simultaneously another team went to Rajan’s house along with seven police personnel.

 Earlier, during the probe, Unnikrishnan informed the Crime Branch officials that he had deleted the details of some cases.

 The correspondence in the Sampath custodial death case, details of bank cases and disproportionate asset case against a Railway officer, confidential source information and source verification reports were part of the deleted files.

 The notice pointed out that since the Crime Branch failed to get any evidence against Rajan from his house, it seized his personal diary, which contained even minute details of probe in the Sampath case, as a token of search.

 They also stated that the search, conducted more than three months after the suicide, had mala fide intent.

Order reserved on officials’ petition

KOCHI: The Ernakulam Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Tuesday reserved its order on a petition filed by the two Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials - S Unnikrishnan Nair and K K Rajan - whose names were mentioned in ASP Haridath’s suicide note, seeking to quash the transfer order to Guwahati and Kolkata.

 The CAT had earlier asked the CBI to maintain status quo on the transfer of the two officials.

 They moved the CAT alleging that the transfer order was issued as part of the superior officers’ plan to exonerate two top IPS officers - Vijay Sakhare and Muhammed Yasin - from the Sampath custodial murder case.

 However, the CBI submitted that the two cops have no grounds to challenge the transfer orders, in view of the fact that they hold an all-India transfer liability.


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