Kamduni probe officer goes to HC for fast trial

In a rare move,CID’s Investigating Officer (IO) of the Kamduni rape-murder case has approached the Calcutta High Court,demanding early disposal of the case by the Barasat fast track court

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: July 17, 2013 2:54 am

In a rare move,CID’s Investigating Officer (IO) of the Kamduni rape-murder case has approached the Calcutta High Court,demanding early disposal of the case by the Barasat fast track court.

In a criminal revision petition,IO Anandamay Chatterjee on Monday urged the high court to direct the fast track court to hear the case on a regular basis. Normally,any such request is either made by the complainant or the accused.

Interestingly,the plea has made the state government as the respondent and submits that the state government wants a quick trial.

The high court,while taking up the case Tuesday,asked whether the IO has a legal right to move such a plea. The IO’s lawyer said his client had such a right.

The court has directed the copy of the plea to be provided to each of the accused in the case.

On July 4,Chatterjee was pulled up by the fast track court for carrying out a “shoddy” probe in the “sensitive case” and filing an incomplete chargesheet with glaring loopholes.

The judge,Arpan Chatopadhyay,had even asked Chatterjee if he was probing such a case for the first time. He was asked to submit a “complete chargesheet” on July 12. The proceedings,however,could not be held on July 12,as the lawyers ceased work in the wake of the death of one of their colleagues.

The fast track court is scheduled to hear the case on July 22.

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