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CBI Takes U-Turn In Bargari Case: Says It Want to Probe “Unanswered Angles”

August 27, 2019 | By

Chandigarh: Fifty-three days after filing a closure report in Bargari beadbi cases of 2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday (August 23) took a U-turn and filed an application in the special CBI court, Mohali, saying it wants to re-probe the case.


Behind the change of mind, the CBI has cited the July 29 letter written by special DGP-cum-director bureau of investigation Parbodh Kumar, requesting the CBI director to carry out the probe, citing a few “unanswered angles”. CBI says that the “unanswered angles included the role of foreign agencies and the two Pakistani numbers which were active in Bargari area during the beadbi incidents”.

It is notable that the Punjab assembly had passed a resolution on August 28, 2018 authorising the Punjab CM to call back investigation of Bargari beadbi cases from the CBI. Accordingly, Punjab CM had made a request to the CBI but the agency did not entertain it. It is notable that at a time when the government was questioning the CBI’s locus standi to probe the cases after it had withdrawn the consent, Punjab police chief wrote has written a letter to CBI requesting it to probe “unanswered angles”.

“Now that the special DGP has given certain new information/facts, the same needs to be investigated afresh. Further, the said information/facts need to be verified, so, therefore, in the interest of justice, investigation may be conducted,” reads the application filed in the court of special judicial magistrate, CBI, Mohali.

The case will come up for hearing on September 4.

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