CBI files closure report 30 years late, gets court rap
It took the CBI 30 long years to file a closure report in a case of cheating! Three of the accused persons are already dead. Now, a Delhi court has asked the agency’s director to look into the delay and fix the responsibility on concerned officers.
Special CBI Judge Narottam Kaushal pulled up the CBI, which filed the closure report in a case of cheating of the National Insurance Company 30 years ago, saying that three of the accused had died and documents of the case are missing. ‘It is directed that the matter be looked into by the appropriate authority to fix the responsibility of officers of CBI who delayed the investigation for a period of almost 30 years,’ the court said, directing that a copy be sent to the CBI director. It accepted the closure report, saying as the relevant records are not available, it has no option but to accept the closure report.
‘In the facts and circumstances, I am of the opinion that there is no reason to direct further investigation. The closure report submitted by investigating officer Inspector Y S Yadav is accepted,’ the judge said. The case pertains to one D N Sarkar, who was accused of conspiring with officials of National Insurance Company - R S Bhandari, G S Narang, Arvind Bery - and cheating the insurance firm by facilitating a false insurance claim.