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SC restrains CBI in J&K sex scandal
Legal Correspondent

New Delhi, August 18
The Supreme Court today restrained the CBI from acting in an indiscriminate manner by picking up anyone they please for interrogation in the Jammu and Kashmir sex scandal in which some state politicians, civil, police and security forces officials were allegedly involved.

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court, which has been monitoring the probe in the racket, in an order passed on August 11, had directed the CBI to question all those persons suspected to be involved in the sleaze and the agency was given power to arrest all of them. The CBI itself moved the apex court for amending the impugned order.

A Bench, headed by Chief Justice Y. K. Sabharwal, while accepting the plea of the CBI, moved through Solicitor General G. E. Vahanvati, directed that “till next date of hearing the Investigation Officer would conduct custodial interrogation of only such persons as he may deem fit as on the instruction of Director, CBI.”

While fixing next hearing of the matter for August 28, the apex court also directed the CBI to produce the case diary and other related documents produced before the high court on that day for its perusal.

The High Court order virtually had directed the CBI to interrogate all those persons who had been named by the racket’s kingpin Sabeena in her statement.

The high court in its order had said that “the CBI shall without any further loss of time concretize action, including custodial interrogation, against all the persons found involved in terms of material on record.




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