IPS Officer Harassment Probe: Madras High Court Grants 6-Week Extension
The Madras High Court on Friday granted six extra weeks to the Investigating Officer (IO) to finish the probe within the sexual harassment case in opposition to a suspended particular DGP by a subordinate IPS officer.
When the matter, taken up by itself by the courtroom got here up earlier than Justice N Anand Venkatesh, who’s monitoring the case, the IO stated all efforts have been made to gather sure evaluation experiences from the forensic division and that it might be completed in three weeks.
The related certificates, as required beneath Section 65B of the Indian Evidence Act, are additionally parallelly collected.
All efforts can be taken to finish the investigation and file the ultimate report earlier than the jurisdictional courtroom inside six weeks, he added.
Advocate-General R Shanmugasundaram submitted that so far as the report of the Internal Complaints Committee was involved, it has already been submitted to the Home Secretary and steps are being taken to proceed additional on the premise of the identical.
The choose stated that he’s glad with the explanations submitted by the IO for not having the ability to full the probe inside six weeks as anticipated by the courtroom in its April 30 order.
The investigation is sort of full and what stays is a group of sure experiences, earlier than the ultimate report is filed earlier than the involved jurisdictional Court.
The matter can be taken up on July 30 for reporting compliance.