CBI opposes Aditya’s demand for case diary

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday opposed the application moved by complainant Vivek Aditya,demanding the case diary of the infamous Amusement-Cum-Theme Park project scam.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 25, 2013 2:04 am

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday opposed the application moved by complainant Vivek Aditya,demanding the case diary of the infamous Amusement-Cum-Theme Park project scam. The Special CBI Court has adjourned the case to May 4,for arguments on the applications moved by the complainant.

The CBI has taken a plea that under the provisions of the code of criminal procedure (CrPC),only the investigating agencies,the court and in certain circumstances,the accused is entitled to read the case diary. There is no provision for a complainant to even go through the file.

High drama prevailed in the court after the counsel for the former UT Advisor,Lalit Sharma said that they wanted to proceed in the case and argue on the challenge petition filed by complainant in response to CBI’s Closure report,demanding the case against top bureaucrats to be closed.

“I want to request the court that if they (counsel for Lalit Sharma) do not file a reply today to my challenge petition today,they lose their chance and then they should not be allowed to do the same in future,” said Aditya.

Vinod S Bhardwaj,counsel for Lalit Sharma,replied,“He (Aditya) cannot direct the court to do something. Filing a reply is a matter which is to be decided by the court”.

The public prosecutor of the CBI said,“The complainant keeps demanding documents which are not relevant for arguments in the case. There are sufficient documents on record”. Bhardwaj added that whatever documents are on record are authentic and are enough to proceed with the case.

The case has been listed for May 4 for arguments on the two submissions by the complainant Vivek Aditya,one on April 9 challenging the closure report and another on April 12 demanding a copy of the case diary.

The CBI had submitted a closure report in the case for the second time in February after the premier investigating agency failed to investigate in a case pertaining to the conceptualization and allotment of the multi-crore amusement-cum-theme park project.

The alleged scam involves former UT Advisor Lalit Sharma,former home secretary Krishna Mohan,former director (tourism) Vivek Atray and M/s Unitech Limited,through its managing director,Ajay Chandra.

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