Pollachi sexual abuse and blackmail: Tamil Nadu transfers case to CBI 

Arunima Bajaj  Thursday 14th of March 2019 11:44 AM
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New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu governor,  Banwarilal Purohit, has granted consent to the transfer of the Pollachi sexual-assault and blackmail case to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The CBI will investigate the two cases, bearing the crime numbers of 59 and 60/2019, which were originally registered at the Pollachi East police station, in Coimbatore district.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Crime Branch-CID was entrusted with investigation of the cases but the state government issued an order through the state home department, on Wednesday, invoking Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (Consent of State to exercise of powers and jurisdiction), which permits the extension of powers and jurisdiction to members of the Delhi Special Police Establishment in the whole of Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil Nadu director general of police, TK Rajendran, sent a proposal to the state government as he wanted CBI to handle the case because the nature of the crime is extremely serious and demands special attention.




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