CBI takes over Vishnupriya case: The Madras High Court on Friday transferred the investigation of the alleged suicide of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Vishnu Priya, which is being carried out by the CB-CID of the State police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
On Friday, a division bench of Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh and Justice MV Muralidaran ordered the transfer while allowing an appeal from M Ravi, father of Vishnupriya.
Ravi filed a petition in November last year seeking transfer of the case to the CBI as he felt that the probe by the CB-CID of the Tamil Nadu police was biased and not on proper lines.
The 27-year-old Vishnu Priya, who was the then DSP of Tiruchengode in Namakkal district, was found hanging in her residence on September 18 last year. Initially, the case was investigated by the State police and later transferred to the CB-CID by the State government.
However, her death triggered a political storm across the state with parents and friends claiming that she committed suicide following pressure from her higher-ups in the Gokulraj murder case.
Alleging that the probe cannot be free and fair if investigated by the CB-CID as the Superintendent of Police, Namakkal has control over the agency; Vishnu Priya