Vengaivayal issue: Madras High Court questions slow pace of probe

The Madras High Court observed that the interim report of the one-man commission constituted to investigate the human faeces found in the water tank at Vengaivayal, Pudukottai, reveals tardy investigation.

A petitioner K Rajkamal moved the Madras High Court (MHC) seeking to direct the State to transfer the Vengaivayal investigation from CB-CID to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The case was heard by the first division bench of the MHC comprising Chief Justice S V Gangapurwala and Justice P D Audikesavalu. The bench observed that the report reads there is a tardy investigation conducted by CB-CID.

Additional Advocate General (AAG) J Ravindran appeared for the State submitted the interim report of the one-man commission headed by retired judge M Sathyanarayanan.

The AAG also said that the CB-CID has conducted DNA tests from 25 persons and 4 more DNA tests have to be done, which will be concluded in two weeks. He also submitted that as far 226 suspects have been examined by the police and an investigation is on the line.