HC to police: submit report on probe into missing techie case

HC to police: submit report on probe into missing techie case

The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the city police commissioner to submit a report on the day-to-day investigation of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed to probe the disappearance of a techie.

The court asked Commissioner T Suneel Kumar to guide the SIT, and said that his report should also detail  whether he is satisfied with the investigation.

Justice A S Bopanna was hearing a petition filed by techie Ajitabh's father, Ashok Kumar Sinha, who had moved the court, seeking a CBI investigation.

The additional advocate general on Monday submitted a memo, citing details of the SIT constituted by the police commissioner as per the court's order. The memo also contained the report of the investigation undertaken by the SIT so far.

However, the status report did not reveal any major developments in the investigation. The bench said it would be appropriate for the commissioner to submit the report, instead of the SIT. The court had categorically asked the commissioner to mention in his report directions that he had passed on to the SIT.

Kumar formed the SIT, headed by Additional Commissioner of Police Seemanth Kumar Singh, to probe the disappearance of Ajitabh, a software engineer who went missing on December 18. Ajitabh left home in Whitefield to sell his car to a buyer, who had contacted him through OLX, an online classified portal on which he had put up his car  for sale.

The SIT team constitutes 16 police officers, including Deputy Commissioner of Police (Whitefield division) Abdul Ahad.

The court directed the commissioner to submit his report by January 29.

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