HC orders CBI probe in extortion case versus 6 law enforcement personnel

The offense experienced reportedly taken spot in 2019 and the CB-CID Metro Wing in Chennai experienced registered an FIR in June 2021

The offense had reportedly taken put in 2019 and the CB-CID Metro Wing in Chennai experienced registered an FIR in June 2021

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The Madras Substantial Courtroom has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in an extortion scenario registered by the Crime Department-Felony Investigation Department (CB-CID) in June 2021 against 10 men and women, which include 6 law enforcement staff, for obtaining allegedly coerced an entrepreneur into parting with his immovable qualities, in favor of an trader, in 2019.

Justice GK Ilanthiraiyan directed the CB-CID Metro Wing in Chennai to hand over the situation diary to the CBI forthwith and requested the latter to comprehensive the investigation inside six months. The orders had been passed though the court allowed a petition favored by the entrepreneur R. Rajesh of Chennai trying to find a CBI probe into the circumstance since it involved police officers.

P. Vijendran, counsel for the petitioner, explained to the court that his shopper had graduated in animation engineering in 2013 and commenced a company approach outsourcing center in 2014 employing a mortgage of ₹15 lakh taken by his mom, who was a governing administration teacher. He had deposited ₹10 lakh with a program firm owner, Venkatesan, for assigning task operates.

The undertaking functions were assigned to the tune of ₹25 lakh a thirty day period and the payments were being produced instantly until June 2014. Nevertheless, thereafter, Venkatesan defaulted on the payments and the dues mounted to ₹5.5 crore. Even so, on a persistent plea for clearing the dues, Venkatesan cleared most of the dues between 2016 and 2018.

In April 2019, the complainant been given a phone get in touch with from a man or woman proclaiming to be from the CBI. The caller claimed that Venkatesan had borrowed ₹20 crore from one Venkata Sivanga Kumar Kantheti and that most of the income experienced been transferred to the complainant. The caller wished to know what had the complainant performed with the income.

Thereafter, in May well 2019, policemen from the Thirumangalam station in Chennai took the complainant and his mother to the station and coerced them into transferring their properties in favor of Kantheti. Unable to bear the physical torture fulfilled out to her son by an inspector of law enforcement, the aged female agreed to transfer the attributes.

Appropriately, a person of the homes was transferred at the Ambattur Sub-Registrar’s office environment on June 20, 2019. Subsequently, the policemen picked the complainant and his fiancé from a resort place in Coimbatore on September 30, 2019 and took them to a farmhouse at Sengundram in Chennai. His mom and brother were also introduced to the farmhouse.

This time, an Assistant Commissioner of Police allegedly threatened the complainant that his fiancé would be raped and mother would be killed if he did not component with his other properties. Accordingly, he transferred two other properties in Oct 2019. He also accused the law enforcement of using absent 20 unfilled check out leaves, a notebook, a digicam and a passport.

Right after operating from pillar to put up, his grievance acquired registered by the CB-CID only in June 2021 and considering that there was not substantially development even thereafter, the complainant approached the court for a CBI probe. Obtaining that the situation involved substantial-rating police officers, the decide concurred with the petitioner’s counsel that it was a suit circumstance to be transferred to the CBI.

“In buy to make positive that justice is not only completed but is also noticed to be finished and considering the involvement of the State law enforcement authorities and especially higher police officers of the Point out, it would be appropriate to transfer the investigation to the file of the CBI authorities for suitable and honest investigation,” the choose wrote.

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