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Theme park scam: CBI closure report challenged,fresh investigation sought

The special CBI Court has adjourned the case to April 12 for the investigating agency to submit a reply.

Pointing out CBI’s failure to investigate into the properties of former Punjab Governor and UT Administrator General (Retd) S F Rodrigues’ Aide-de-Camp (ADC),Major Nirvikar Singh,the complainant in the infamous Amusement-cum-Theme Park project scam,Vivek Aditya,Tuesday challenged the closure report and has sought a fresh inquiry in the case.

The special CBI Court has adjourned the case to April 12 for the investigating agency to submit a reply.

The application states that CBI has “not done any further investigation worth its salt. The second closure report is just a few man days work of redrafting,and that’s all”.

A detailed table included by the complainant claims that CBI had deliberately not done any investigation into the properties of Nirvikar Singh.

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The complainant stated that probe into the ADC and Rodrigues’ son-in-law,in which CBI had filed a separate closure report,was allegedly concealed from court.

The complainant has mentioned that CBI “went to extraordinary lengths to not take statements of either persons”.

The application further reads that reports sent by CBI to Ministry of Home Affairs in April 11,2012 and March 14 this year for taking departmental action against the accused,does not mention taking sanction to prosecute officers involved from the Centre.

“If CBI has not taken it (sanction for prosecution) then it would mean that all the inquiry and investigation was a sham,and meant only to lull the public into thinking that something was being done”,reads the application.

As per the application submitted today,the appointment of SBI Caps was approved by the Administrator,however,the application reads that the CVC had found that Administrator was under suspicion.