New Delhi: "CBI is not God and every case need not go to the investigating agency," said the Supreme Court.
A bench of Justices NV Ramana and Sanjiv Khanna made this observation while setting aside an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, which had handed over a missing case to the CBI from the local police.
The High Court ordered a CBI probe into a missing case of a man. Petition Shyambir Singh had complained that his brother was missing since 2012. The High Court had transferred the case from Palwal station to the CBI.
The CBI, however, challenged this in the apex court on the grounds that there were no good reasons why the local police could not have investigated the case. The CBI also told that the premier investigating agency needed more resources and manpower.
Agreeing with the agency, the Apex Court said that every case need not go to the CBI.
“You (Singh) just follow the process of law. If the police have filed a closure report then the appropriate remedy is to challenge it by way of a protest petition. Everything under the sun cannot be challenged under Article 226 before high courts,” it told his lawyer.
The court also asked the lawyer for the Haryana police to investigate the case properly and disposed of the petition by allowing the CBI’s appeal.
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