Haridath case: Crime Branch raids CBI officers’ houses
By Express News Service - KOCHI
24th June 2012 10:43 AM
The Crime Branch team investigating the CBI ASP P G Haridath’s suicide case conducted search operations at the houses of CBI officers K K Rajan and C Unnikrishnan in Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam, respectively, on Saturday.
Haridath had named Rajan and Unnikrishnan in his suicide note.
Two Crime Branch teams, Hurt and Homicide Wings from Kochi, launched the raids simultaneously around 10 am. The Kochi Judicial First Class Court had issued a search warrant at the houses of both officers. According to sources, the officers were absent, and their family members were present at the respective residences during the two-hour-long search.
“We have seized computer hard disks from Unnikrishnan’s house and a personal diary from Rajan’s residence. The two officers were out of station due to personal reasons,” CB sources said.
Meanwhile, Pirappancode V S Sudheer, counsel for both the officers challenging their transfer before the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), said that the investigating team has been harassing the two officers. Both the officers were transferred to other states after Haridath’s death.
“We will challenge this before the court as the search was conducted in the absence of the two officers. The investigating team is targeting Rajan and Unnikrishnan. It is a plot to save the IPS officers accused in the Sampath murder case,” he added.Scientific experts will examine the evidence collected from both the houses. The Crime Branch will seek the court’s permission for this purpose.
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