HC shocked over poor probe into Ajitabh's case

HC shocked over poor probe into Ajitabh's case

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The Karnataka High Court on Friday expressed shock and dismay over the manner in which the investigation of the mysterious missing of Ajitabh, a software engineer, has been carried out by the police. 

Justice Aravind Kumar heard the petition filed by Ajitabh's father Ashok Kumar Sinha seeking directions to transfer the case from state police to CID.

The court stated the common investigation practices like getting the voice record details of the calls made from Ajitabh's number have also not been made. The court expressed disappointment over the lackadaisical approach of the police in this regard.

V Srinidhi, who represented CID was ordered to submit a satisfactory report comprising leads, before the court on Friday. 

The court also orally observed that no minimum effort was made on part of the investigation team and that makes the report look like an eyewash.

The court directed the police to place on record, details of calls made between December 18, 2017, and December 26, 2017, from Ajitabh's number at the next hearing. The court adjourned and set the next hearing on June 4.