Sampath case: CJM Court puts off verdict

Published: 26th July 2012 12:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2012 12:16 PM   |  A+A-

Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate(CJM) Court on Wednesday postponed the verdict on a petition seeking a directive to the CBI for filing a report on the progress of the probe into the Sampath custodial death case to July 30.

Magistrate P Sasidharan said that since he was not aware of the history of the case, he has to verify each and every document before passing the order. The petitioner, Sampath’s brother Murukesan, submitted that there were attempts to sabotage the inquiry of the case. The investigation in the case has been mired in controversy after the CBI officials arraigned two senior IPS officials- Mohammed Yasin and Vijay Sakhare as accused in the case, the petition said.

 The CBI had submitted that the petitioner has no right to interfere in the investigation. The progress of the case is being reported every three weeks to the Magistrate and the High Court.

CBI’s View Sought

The Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday directed the CBI to file objection, if any, on a petition filed by K M Shajahan seeking a directive to set aside the final report filed by it in the Unnithan murder attempt case.

Magistrate P Sasidharan issued the directive and posted the hearing of the case to August 20. The petitioner also sought a directive to conduct further probe into the criminal complicity of S Sreejith, DIG, Kannur range, and SP Sam Christy Daniel, Crime Branch, Kollam.

The CBI had filed a chargesheet against five accused in the case. It was clear from the act of the CBI that they are not interested in finding the truth, the petitioner submitted.


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