Kin seek time to challenge CBI’s closure report

The case has been adjourned to July 11.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 27, 2013 2:06:05 am

In order to challenge the closure report submitted by sleuths of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after they failed to investigate the murder of Sham Fashion Mall’s owner,Amarjeet Singh,family of the deceased on Friday sought more time. The case has been adjourned to July 11.

Counsel for the complainant,Harish Bhardwaj,said,“We have found certain facts,which the CBI has not investigated. UT Police had arrested a gang of thieves,who confessed to the crime,a day before the closure report was filed. But,the CBI did not question the accused”.

A closure report in the case was submitted in November,2012. The report stated that even after strenuous efforts made by the CBI,no clue had emerged in the case. In view of facts (which have been stated in the report),CBI had prayed that the closure report be accepted and the case allowed to be closed.

Following this,on December 20,the CBI had sent a letter to the Chandigarh Police Department listing certain lapses in the latter’s investigation,suggesting that the lapses probably led the case to a dead end. However,the UT Police officials said that everything was on record and CBI never asked for records from the UT Police.

In May 2009,Amarjeet Singh was allegedly shot dead at point-blank outside his residence in Sector 35. The murder case,which was being investigated by the UT police,was transferred to the CBI in October 2009. None of the investigating agencies were able to make a headway into the case.

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