Flaying the CBI court order dismissing a batch of petitions seeking further investigation into the Sister Abhaya case, Jomon Puthenpurackal, the convener of the Abhaya Case Action Council, has said that the court directive will create a negative image of courts among the public.
He said, though the roles of the respondents, including former Kottayam Sub-Divisional Magistrate K G Kishore, former Crime Branch Kottayam Superintendent K T Michael, former Kottayam DySP K Samuel and Chief Chemical Examiner R Geetha are ostensibly evident, the court said that there were no circumstances that warranted further investigation in the case. This would ultimately lead the public to lose its belief in courts. “The CBI filed chargesheets against three accused, following a prolonged legal battle of the Action Council that lasted around 20 years. However, the court order was unfortunate and would create dire consequences.
CBI Additional SP Nandakumar Nair, in his affidavit filed last week, had informed the court that former Crime Branch SP K T Michael had a crucial role in destroying evidence and many shocking details can be had from him,” Jomon said. He said that the court order contradicts the affidavit and he would file a petition in the High Court against the directive of the CBI court.
The CBI court dismissed the plea for further investigation citing that further inquiry would delay the trial of the case. This is inadmissible as the same court has not commenced the trial even after three years since the CBI filed the chargesheet. The dismissal of the petitions by Thiruvananthapuram CBI Court judge T S P Moosath is not justifiable, Jomon said.
The CBI court had on Tuesday dismissed the petitions seeking further probe into the Sister Abhaya case.