CBI team to arrive on Thursday to re-investigate sex abuse case

Srinagar, Oct 9: On direction of High Court, a special investigating team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will arrive here within two days to further probe the sex abuse case. Th...

Srinagar, Oct 9: On direction of High Court, a special investigating team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will arrive here within two days to further probe the sex abuse case.
 The CBI team will also identify 'Gora Chitta Commissioner' who has been named by the minor victim and further conduct speedy and focused investigation as per the court direction.
 Sources in CBI said that a copy of the judgment was handed over to an official of the agency who left for Chandigarh on Tuesday.
 Sources said that a team of eight officials will arrive here on October 11 which will be headed by SSP CBI R S Dhankar and others in the team include, Gupta, Yogesh, Ashok Bansal. There will be four CBI inspectors also in the team.
 In Srinagar, the CBI team from New Delhi will be assisted by Inspector Farooq Ahmad and Idrees Malik.
 Sources said after reaching Srinagar, the CBI team as per the directions of the High Court will re-investigate the cases filed in Maharajgunj and Magam police stations.
 The judgment and subsequent arrival of CBI officials has shifted the focus to Humhama office of CBI.
 The CBI team will question Shazia, Gulshan alias Gypsy, Azra and Municipal Councillor Manju and identify 'Gora Chitta Commissioner'.
 Sources said the minor victim Yasmeena, who is under CBI custody in Chandigarh will be brought back to Srinagar to identify 'Gora Chitta Commissioner'.
 Yasmeena will be asked to identify 'Gora Chitta Commissioner'.
 Sources said that during re-investigation names of more politicians and police officers are likely to come up.
 The statements of about 80 girl victims were recorded by CBI last year during which names of 42 persons came up. However, the CBI failed to act further due to lack of evidences.
 In 2006, initially CBI arrested some high profile people which included two former ministers, a top IAS officer, a DIG of BSF, former Additional Advocate General of state, and some police officer and produced challans against them in the court.
 Sources however said, as the CBI widened its area of investigations, it came to fore that nine sitting MLAs, number of top police officers and bureaucrats are involved in the scandal. "Even names of some outside state politicians also surfaced during the investigation and CBI under severe political pressure budged and closed the case diary. They (CBI) filed in their report that some of the victims are untraceable and evidence against the culprits is weak."
 "CBI submitted to the court that they can't arrest the accused on the basis of weak evidences and in last December the team left for Delhi without taking the case to its logical conclusion," sources added.
 The HC on Monday asked CBI to trace the girls whom the investigating agency had declared 'untraced' in their report.
 The Division Bench judgment said, "Before passing the requisite directions, we would like to advert to some other aspects of the matter. First, comes the one pertaining to girls whose involvement in the case has been mentioned during statement on record, but have been declared untraced by the CBI."

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