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No Need for CBI in Honey Trap Scandal Case: MP HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 8 Sep 2020 7:26pm

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On 5th September 2020, the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court consisting of Justice SC Sharma and Justice Shailendra Shukla ordered that there will be no CBI inquiry in the “Honey Trap Scandal” case. The bench was of the view that they find no valid reason to initiate a CBI inquiry or transfer the inquiry to the Central Bureau of Investigation and that they were satisfied by the inquiry of the SIT or the Special Investigation Team. The court said: -

“This Court has carefully gone through the entire cases referred by learned counsel for parties, heard counsel for the parties at length, and no material was brought before this Court on the basis of which it could have been held that the investigation has not been done properly by the State of Madhya Pradesh. In the light of aforesaid, this court does not find any reason to transfer the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation”.

The court said that the investigation of the Special Investigation Team is going on under section 178(8) of the Code of Criminal Procedure and the progress report has been submitted to the court along with entire material, which was considered by this court while holding proceedings in camera, has already been returned to SIT Chief and only one sealed cover, which has been retained for dictating the judgment, has been handed over back to Awdhesh Kumar Goswami, the officer in charge for investigation. The court also said that the SIT is free to take… Continue Reading...

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