The Madras High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a petition filed by the mother of Ramkumar, prime accused in the murder of a woman IT employee, seeking a CBI probe in the case. Alleging tainted investigation by the police into the June 24 murder at a railway station, petitioner Pushpam had moved the court seeking transfer of the probe to CBI.
The counsel for Pushpam alleged that the police had foisted a false case and were trying to shield someone involved in the murder. The counsel for government, however, denied the allegations and said the police had based their case on the basis of a detailed and thorough investigation.
The police were ready to submit all material before the court and leave the decision to it, the counsel said. After hearing both the sides, Justice P N Prakash reserved his order without mentioning any date.
Swathi was murdered on a platform of Nungambakkam suburban railway station on June 24. Ramkumar was arrested from his residence in Meenakshipuram in Tirunelveli district on July 1 on the charge of murdering her.