Ramkumar's mother had alleged a larger conspiracy, asking for the case to be transferred to the CBI

No CBI probe into Swathi murder Madras HC calls conspiracies a figment of imagination
news Swathi murder Friday, September 02, 2016 - 19:03

The Madras high court on Friday refused to entrust the Swathi murder case probe with the CBI and called the allegations that police were doing a cover up job and trying to shield the 'real culprits' in the case as a “figment of their imagination”

At present the Swathi murder is being investigated by the Nungambakkam police. 

The murder of the young girl at the Nungambakkom railway station shook the entire city, leaving it to question the safety of women. 

According to The Times of India, Justice P N Prakash ruled that the court did not find any infirmity in the investigation being conducted by the assistant commissioner of police and the Nungambakkam police station, which warranted transfer of the case to CBI.

On June 24, Swathi was hacked to death while she was waiting for a train at Nungambakkam platform station.

A weeklong manhunt led the police to P Ramkumar of Tirunelveli. His arrest was largely aided by CCTV footage obtained from the railway station.

Ramkumar’s mother Pushpam alleged a larger conspiracy resulting in the murder and involvement of more than one person.

She said her son was innocent, and that he had been falsely implicated in the case.

But Justice P N Prakash cited the Supreme Court's views that in such cases, orders should not to be passed as a matter of routine or merely because a party has levelled some allegations against the local police.

"This extraordinary power must be exercised sparingly, cautiously and in exceptional situations where it becomes necessary to provide credibility and instill confidence in investigations or where the incident may have national and international ramifications or where such an order may be necessary for doing complete justice and enforcing the fundamental rights," the apex court had said.

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