Plea to shift probe into murder case of auditor Ramesh to CBI rejected

Published: 03rd August 2013 08:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd August 2013 08:39 AM   |  A+A-

The Madras High Court on Friday rejected a plea to order CBI probe into the murder of Bharatiya Jnata Party (BJP)  functionary ‘Auditor’ V Ramesh in Salem on July 19.

The first bench of Acting Chief Justice RK Agrawal and Justice M Sathiyanarayanan, before which the PIL from T Manoharan came up for hearing, pointed out that immediately after the incident, the State police swung into action and a Special Investigation Division (SID) was set up.

Some of the accused said to have been involved in the heinous crime have also been identified and steps were being taken to arrest them.

“As the investigation is at an early, crucial stage and given the facts and circumstances of the case, this court is of the view that at this stage, the investigation need not be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation,” the bench said and dismissed the petition at the admission stage itself.


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