CBI seeks 6 weeks to complete probe

The CBI on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that it would complete the probe and file its chargesheet in the fake bail bond scam at suburban Kurla railway station in Mumbai involving several RPF personnel,within six weeks.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Updated: April 17, 2014 6:11:15 pm

The CBI on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that it would complete the probe and file its chargesheet in the fake bail bond scam at suburban Kurla railway station in Mumbai involving several RPF personnel,within six weeks.

A division bench of Justices S A Bobde and R G Ketkar was hearing a public interest litigation filed by activist Samir Zaveri alleging that certain RPF personnel were releasing persons booked for trespassing and crossing railway tracks on fake cash bail bonds.

In August 2011,the High Court transferred the case investigation to CBI following allegations of shoddy probe by the Government Railway Police (GRP). The HC had pulled up CBI on several occasions for its slow probe. In July this year,the court directed the central agency to complete its investigation within a month.

The CBI on Thursday told the court that the agency has filed an application before a lower court seeking permission to conduct scientific tests on 12 RPF personnel.

In his PIL,Zaveri had alleged that a head constable acted as a magistrate and granted bail to the alleged offenders and the money collected was misappropriated by the RPF personnel themselves.

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