HC warns FSL, CID over delay in probe

HC warns FSL, CID over delay in probe

The High Court, on Tuesday, warned the DIG, CID and Director, Forensic Science Laboratory that they would be suspended if they failed to submit a report pertaining to investigation of irregularities in appointment of class one officers by the Karnataka Public Service Commission during 1998, 1999 and 2004.

Hearing an interlocutory application (IA) by CID, seeking extension of time to complete the probe, the Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen and Justice B V Nagarathna directed the officials to appear before the court for the next hearing.

The CID has filed an IA seeking extension of time, as well as exemption from submitting the report.
When the matter came up for hearing on Tuesday, former High Court judge Mohammed Anwar, the monitoring judge appointed by the High Court, based on the submission of CID, sought an extension of six months.

During the hearing, the matter was referred to the Forensic Science Department.

Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen refusing to grant time questioned why they have not been able to get the report from the forensic department.