Special courtroom rejects CBI’s closure report in IAS officer’s dying, orders additional probe

Lucknow, August 27

A particular CBI courtroom on Thursday rejected a plea by the central investigation company to shut a case of the suspicious dying of a Karnataka cadre IAS officer in 2017 and directed an extra probe into it.

Special Judge Subrat Pathak quashed the CBI closure report into the suspicious dying of IAS officer Anurag Tiwari on a protest software filed by late officer’s brother Mayank Tiwari.

ASJ Pathak additionally requested the CBI to submit its report on the progress in probe on September 30.

The courtroom handed the order after listening to Tiwari’s counsel Nutan Thakur and the CBI counsel.

The CBI had sought closure of the case saying that the allegations in regards to the deceased going to reveal a giant rip-off or being pressurised by senior officers or his life being underneath risk haven’t been corroborated by any oral, documentary or technical proof.

Tiwari’s counsel Thakur, nonetheless, contended that earlier than the courtroom that the CBI has missed on many very important factors and has undertaken the complete investigation with “a preconceived mind to fulfil a predetermined objective of declaring the case to be an accidental death”.

She stated there are large lapses within the investigation starting from the false interpretations of put up mortem report back to many essential points of forensic proof being ignored.

Accepting Thaur’s argument, ASJ Pathak rejected the closure report of the CBI and requested it to additional examine the case.

Tiwari, a 2007-batch IAS officer, who was staying on the state visitor home right here on Meerabai Marg was discovered lifeless close to it on May 17, 2017.

An FIR within the matter was registered by Anurag’s brother Mayank Tiwari at Hazratganj police station on May 25, 2017.

In its closure report submitted to the particular courtroom, the central company, which had taken over the case on June 16, 2017, on the advice of the state authorities, had claimed that Anurag died as a result of an unintended fall that led to asphyxia (suffocation).

“It was neither suicide nor homicide,” the report stated. PTI

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