Closure report filed by CBI in the murder case of RTI activist Satish Shetty13 Aug, 2014
Citing “sufficient/prosecutable” evidence against any of the accused, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), filed a “closure report” before the Vadgaon Maval court in the murder case of RTI activist Satish Shetty. The CBI had interrogated nearly 900 people, conducted polygraph test and had made a report of over 10,000 pages during the four years of investigation.
On the request of the CBI, the Bombay High Court had referred a case of land dispute investigated by the local police to the agency on August 8, 2014 as the case is said to have some relation with the murder of RTI activist Shetty. The spokesperson of the CBI has said that if new evidence comes to notice, CBI will re-open the investigation.
The filing of a "closure report" before the court by the CBI, Pune has evoked a sharp criticism from many quarters including his family.
Just as he stepped out from his home for a morning walk, Satish Shetty, 39, was stabbed to death on January 13, 2010, in Talegaon near Pune. Initially the Pune police investigated the case but the same was transferred to the CBI after his brother moved the High Court.The brother of the slain activist Sandeep Shetty has called the CBI's decision to file a closure report as arbitrary and amounting to contempt of the High Court.