VASCO: Following directions from the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Vasco, the CBI officials on Thursday, handed over to the victim's father all the papers/files, comprising 500 pages of documentation, pertaining to the Vasco minor rape case. Later, the vitim's father, while leafing through the papers, said some important photostat copies of the case papers were illegible.
According to the victim's dad, the CBI had moved an application before the JMFC here on September 29, 2016 seeking permission to close the investigations after they failed to make any headway.
Thus on Thursday, the application of closing the case came up for hearing before the Vasco JMFC court, however taking cognizance of the objection filed earlier by him and considering his demand of handing over investigation papers to him which is mandatory for him to file his say before the Judge, JMFC Vasco Judge Durga Madkaikar instructed the CBI to handover the case papers to victim’s father and granted him four weeks' time to file a reply and adjourned the case till March 30, 2017.
“I have full trust on judiciary and hence following the court's directions, CBI today handed over the photostat copies of entire case papers to me. It was quite annoying and shocking to note that some of the crucial documents, including my daughter's medical report were not clear. It would be very difficult for me to file a proper reply before the court with such illegible documents. I have, therefore, decided to again approach the court with the plea to direct the CBI to handover case papers which are clear and readable. Also, I will consult lawyers to file my reply to ensure that the court issues directions to CBI, not to close the case until the culprit is arrested and punished,” the victim’s father told Herald.
Speaking to reporters outside the court premises, the CBI officials claimed that though they had biological evidences in the case, however they were unable to trace the culprit. They said that they have sought permission from the court to close the case and will comply with the same, however as and when they receive any clue about the culprit, the case can again be reopened by them.