Madras High Court directs SIT to Investige into Murder of DMK Minister’s Brother

Special Investigation team SIT Law Insider

Nishka Srinivas Veluvali

Published On: February 10, 2022 at 19:04 IST

The Madras High Court unsatisfied with the probe that is being executed by the Central Bureau of Investigation along with the State CB CID, directed the Tamil Nadu Government to designate a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to take over the Investigation of the DMK Minister KN Nehru’s brother, KN Ramajeyam.

Justice V Bharathidasan asserted that it has been 10 years since the occurrence of the Murder but still no advancement has been made in the Case.

The Court directed that the SIT will consist of the both State Police as well as the Central Agency under the guidance of the Tuticorin SP S Jeyakumar, who would initiate the Investigation from the scratch.

The Court had Ordered Mohammed Shakeel Akhter, DGP of CB CID to supervise the Investigation that is to be initiated by the SIT.

The Court was passing an Interim Order on the Petition filed by the Victim’s other brother KN Ravichandran requesting to transfer back the Case to the State Police.

In response to the Petition the Court stated that, “Transferring the Case from the CBI to the State Police would not serve any useful purpose, as prayed by the Petitioner. An SIT consisting of the dedicated and efficient officers could alone break the ice and bring the Case to its logical end at the earliest”.

The Court directed SIT to submit the status reports every fortnight and that the first report should be filed by 7th March 2022. Justice Bharathidasan also directed the Registry to put forth the matter before the Acting Chief Justice.

KN Ramajayam was found dead with the body tied and bundled on the shore of the Cauvery River on March 29, 2012.

The Investigation of this Case was handed over to the CBI in 2017 by the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court, when no clues were found by the CB CID even after Investigating the Case in the various aspects.

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