DB directives to DGP in ‘multi-crore’ scam

A Division Bench of State High Court comprising First Puisine Judge Justice Ramalingam Sudhakar and Justice BS Walia after hearing Adv OP Thakur for the petitioners whereas AAG WS Nargal for the state, observed that in terms of the earlier order a report has been filed by the SSP Jammu indicating the steps taken and the difficulty in proceeding with the investigation.

Division Bench further observed that AAG stated that the report has been filed yesterday but it is not on report.

Division Bench after hearing counsel for the state respondents whose submission is that SSP Jammu and the IO are unable to proceed in the matter as the SSP Crime Branch is also investigating the issue parallel and therefore, as in between two agencies, there is difficulty in dealing with the issue.

Division Bench in view of the matter, directed DGP J&K to go into the issue and designate an appropriate officer to proceed with the investigation and directed that action taken report be submitted on next date of hearing.

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