Thursday, January 28, 2010

Paul murder: govt to move SC

The state government had decided to move the Supreme Court against the high court order handing over Paul murder case to CBI. The government would be submitting a review petition before the apex court pleading to remove the errors in the HC verdict. Home ministry and legal experts have identified 34 errors in the HC judgment.

Sources close to the ministry pointed out that even if the premier agency takes over the investigation and follows the observations made in the judgment, it is likely to garner false information.

The main errors in the HC judgment pointed out are regarding the observations on the press conference conducted by IG Vincent M Paul and on the statement made by Shibhu, the driver of Paul\'s vehicle.

The HC had expressed wonder regarding the fact that Shibu has not disclosed any names. Legal experts in home ministry point out the difficulty in identifying personalities in a crime which took place at midnight.

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