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Pratyusha case: HC turns down mother’s plea for Crime Branch probe

Noting that the city police is conducting a "fair and proper" probe into the alleged suicide of TV star Pratyusha Banerjee, the Bombay High Court on Thursday turned down the plea of the actress' mother Shoma Banerjee for transfer of the case to the Crime Branch. The court, however, kept pending Shoma's petition and directed the suburban Bangur Nagar police to file a progress report on the probe on May 4 before it.

“After perusing the records and investigation papers we are of the view that there is no need to transfer probe to any other agency. We do not feel that the police is doing any unfair or improper investigation as alleged by the petitioner (Shoma). We also do not think that the police is showing any favour to the accused (Pratyusha's partner Rahul Raj Singh),” a division bench of justices NH Patil, AM Badar said. 
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