Madras HC takes suo moto notice of Swathi murder, case transferred to city police

Madras HC takes suo moto notice of Swathi murder, case transferred to city police

Madras HC takes suo moto notice of Swathi murder: Even as the Madras High Court intervened, the murder probe of Infosys employee S Swathi was transferred to Chennai Police today.

A Special team, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Nungambakkam, K.P.S Devaraj, will now probe the case.

Appalled at the alleged statement made by the Chennai Commissioner of Police,T.K. Rajendran, as published in an English daily, that railway stations were out of the jurisdiction of the city police, and he had offered help to the railway police in investigating the murder, a Division Bench of the Madras High Court suo motu summoned the Public Prosecutor and sought a clarification.

The court also made clear that it would take sou motu action if the report was not found to be satisfactory,

Earlier, the railway police requested help from the Aadhar wing to identify the assailant as it has not yet been able to do so since the investigation began.

“The court will not tolerate and turn a blind eye towards such crimes,” the court remarked, adding that it is “painful to hear” that the accused has still not been apprehended.

The case been transferred to Tamil Nadu Police from the Government Railway Police. “Is there any difference between the Tamil Nadu Police department and the GRP in investigating the case?” the court asked.