Request made by Ms. Sujatha Ravi Kiran, wife of a naval officer to transfer investigation from Kerala Police to CBI, refused

Supreme Court: The Court dismissed the transfer petition (Criminal) filed by the petitioner Ms Sujatha Ravi Kiran @ Sujatasahu wife of Lt Cdr Ravi Kiran and directed Kerala Police to continue with the investigation by constituting a special investigating team comprising officials of Kerala Police headed by a DIG level officer and to complete the investigations preferably within three months.  Further the prayer made by the petitioner to transfer the investigation carried out by Kerala Police to the CBI on the misconceived grounds of alleged bias/ connivance with the Indian Navy has also been disbelieved and thereby dismissed by a bench comprising TS Thakur CJI,  UU Lalit and Ms. R Banumathi JJ vide order dated 12 May 16.

The Indian Navy strongly denies the allegations made by Ms. Sujatha Ravi Kiran. The Kerala Police has also denied any influence by the Indian Navy in the investigation. [Sujatha Ravi Kiran v. Union Of India, 2016 SCC OnLine SC 506, decided on 12.05.2016]

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