The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had again failed to comply with the Supreme Court order when the Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) case was heard on Friday afternoon.
The investigating agency has sought four more weeks’ time to file the ‘final report’ of the four cases that they claimed to have completed investigations.
A release signed by executive director, Human Rights Alert (HRA), Babloo Loitongbam stated that as per the last order of SC on July 5, the CBI was supposed to file the final report of the four cases of which the victims are Md Zamir Khan, Md Ishaque, Md Mustikin, Longjam Dhamen and Thokchom Ranjit.
The release also stated that according to the solicitor general, who is also the CBI counsel, the field investigation of three more cases has also been completed, and so till now investigation in seven cases is completed.
But as per the CBI manual, these cases need to be scrutinized at various levels of CBI, and after due scrutiny, the CBI director has finally given approval to the filing of the cases.
For the rest of the cases, the scrutiny is going on, he said while assuring that, by the end of August, they might be able to file seven cases, it added.
But the Judges got furious, as this has become a clear pattern of delaying tactics and consistent non-compliance of their orders, the release continued while adding that the CBI director has been summoned to the Court at 2 pm of July 30.