New Delhi: Expressing its anger over the delay in the probe in the Y S Vivekananda Reddy murder case, the Supreme Court on Wednesday, in its order, constituted a new SIT (Special Investigation Team) to probe expeditiously Y S Vievekananda murder case, under the leadership of Keshav Ram Chaurasia, the DIG (Deputy Inspector Geneeral) of CBI.
“We direct constituting an SIT, and it has to complete the investigation by April 30,” a bench of the Supreme Court bench, led by Justice M R Shah had said, in his order today.
The Apex Court said, the SIT should be Constituted and the head of it would be CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) DIG, Mr Chourasiya, who will supervise and probe the case. The other members of the SIT would be: CBI SP (Superintendent of Police) Vikas Singh, ASP- Mukesh Kumar, Insoector- Navin Puniya and Sub-Inspector- Ankit Yadav.
The Apex Court also put a deadline of April 30 to complete the investigation un the case.
The Top Court constituted the fresh SIT, after not being satisfied with the pace of probe. The Court had earlier asked the CBI to change the Investigating Officer (IO) keeping in view the slow and improper probe of the case.
“By March 29, the CBI Director has to place his view on changing the IO in the case,” the Supreme Court bench, led by Justice Shah had said, in his earlier order.
Supreme Court in its last hearing had questioned the IO about the delay in the probe of YS Vivekananda Reddy’s murder, and suggested the CBI to change him, if need arise.
Concerned about the delay in the probe, in the Vivekananda Reddy murder case, a bench of the Supreme Court, today headed by Justice M R Shah askeed the CBI Director that he has to place his view on changing the IO in the case by March 29.
In the last hearing, the SC also said that if the IO was not competent, it had asked CBI counsel, Mr Natarajan, to seek the CBI Director’s advice on appointing someone else in his place.
Supreme Court had in its order last year transferred the trial of murder of former Andhra Pradesh Minister, YS Vivekananda Reddy, from Andhra Pradesh to Special CBI Court, Hyderabad, after noting that “it is a fit case for transfer to a state other than AP.”
Dr Suneetha Narreddy had moved the Supreme Court seeking a detailed investigation into her father’s (Y S Vivekananda Reddy) murder, former MP & YSR Congress party leader from CBI special court Andhra Pradesh to CBI special court Hyderabad.
Dr Suneetha Narreddy, the daughter of deceased- Y S Vivekananda Reddy, and cousin of Present Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, sought directions to shift the trial of her father’s murder case to another state and to directly monitor the investigation.
Dr Suneetha also sought directions that all the witnesses be given police protection and speedy and expeditious investigation and trial of the case.
Vivekananda Reddy is the brother of the former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, YSR Reddy who is no more and uncle of present Andhra Pradesh State CM, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Dr Suneetha, the daughter of Vivekananda Reddy, said in her plea that even after passing of three-and-a-half years of the murder, there is no progress in the investigation of the case so far.