Wednesday, June 18, 2008

No Need for CBI probe: Karnataka Police are doing a good job

No CBI probe in Padmapriya death case: Karnataka Home Minister
Udupi (PTI): Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya on wednesday refused to give in to the Opposition demand of asking the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the death of Padmapriya who was recently found dead in a Delhi apartment.

"As the state police is investigating, no question arises on handing over the case to the CBI", the minister told reporters here. "I have given a free hand to the state police to investigate and take all necesary steps in the case."

Detailed investigation reports are awaited from New Delhi, Bangalore and Udupi. The State Government will take a decision on the issue only after going through all these reports, he said.

The state police is yet to receive the post-mortem report, said Acharya.

Padmapriya, wife of BJP MLA Raghupaty Bhat, was found dead in an apartment in New Delhi on June 15 after she was reported missing from Udupi since June 10.

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Government did not mislead public: Acharya
Special Correspondent

Bangalore: Home Minister V.S. Acharya on Tuesday denied that the Government had misled the public on the events leading up to the death of Padmapriya Bhat, wife of M. Raghupati Bhat, MLA. The Government had no reason to cover up the case, he asserted.
Dr. Acharya told presspersons here that he and Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had spoken with a sense of responsibility, and the police did their best to find her.
An investigation into the case was going on, he said, and he did not want to make further comments.
Asked whether the police would book any case against Atul Rao, who is alleged to have played a key role in the whole episode, the Minister said that if he had committed any offence, whatever provisions of law were applicable would apply to him.
Just because opposition demands CBI probe all and sundry suddenly want CBI probe!
High-profile cases: CBI has a poor track record, 29 May 2007, 0105 hrs IST, Abhinav Garg,TNN
The CBI’s 20-year investigation in the Bofors case is littered with tales of failure. Telegraph, Kolkata

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