CBI faces HC flak in missing JNU student case

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CBI today faced flak from the Delhi High Court for its “complete lack of interest” and not showing any result in its probe into the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed, five months after being handed over the investigation. Najeeb (27), a student of M.Sc Biotechnology, had gone missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the… Read more »

Lack of interest by CBI in Najeeb case: Delhi HC

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The Delhi High Court today said “there is complete lack of interest” on the CBI’s part in probing the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmed. The court had handed over the probe to the CBI five months ago. A bench of Justices G S Sistani and Chander Shekhar observed that there was “no result either… Read more »

Year after Najeeb went missing from JNU, CBI still clueless

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Exactly a year after JNU student Najeeb Ahmed went missing from the campus following a scuffle with some other students, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which had taken over the probe into the case from the city police, remains clueless. The high court had first gone after the Delhi Police to solve the mysterious… Read more »

Karti case: SC to decide if it can see CBI’s probe documents

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The Supreme Court today said it would first decide whether it was entitled to see the documents CBI has intended to placed before it in a sealed cover relating to its probe in a case against Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, before taking a call on other issues. A bench headed… Read more »

Madras HC seeks reply from CBI in Sekhar Reddy case

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The Madras High Court today sought to know from the CBI why did it not probe bank officials, when its case was that a large quantity of demonetised bank notes was changed with their help by Sekhar Reddy and two others, arrested on charges of money laundering last year. The court sought the reply from… Read more »

CBI faces court’s ire for delaying 37-yr-old case

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“Muddai Sust, Gawah Chust” (the complainant is lazy, but the witness is active). This was how a special city court described the CBI for not being vigilant enough to ensure the disposal of a 37- year-old case, probably the oldest pending matter in the country. The CBI’s decision of transferring a prosecutor from a court… Read more »

Why trial court order in Sohrabuddin case was not challenged, HC asks CBI

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The Bombay High Court today asked the Central Bureau of Investigation why it had not challenged the trial court orders discharging senior IPS officers in the alleged fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati. Hearing a revision application filed by Sohrabuddin’s brother Rubabuddin Sheikh, challenging the trial court orders of discharge, Justice Revati… Read more »

BJD MLA’s bail plea rejected by Odisha court

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The Khurda District and Sessions Court today rejected the bail plea of BJD MLA Pravat Ranjan Biswal, who was arrested by the CBI in a chit fund case. The legislator has been undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack after his arrest. Judge R K Patnaik declined to grant bail… Read more »

Probe concluded in scribe’s murder case: CBI tells SC

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The CBI today informed the Supreme Court that it has concluded the probe into the murder of journalist Rajdev Ranjan and filed a charge sheet against eight accused including RJD strongman Mohd Shahabuddin. Replying to another query by the court, the agency said it has not yet probed the issue relating to media reports featuring… Read more »