HC orders IO to complete probe within three weeks

ALLAHABAD: In a writ petition seeking CBI probe into the suicide case of PCF officer Syed Ghayas Ahmad, the high court, on Tuesday, directed the investigation officer (IO) to complete the investigation within three weeks. According to the writ petition, the reason for the suicide was alleged to be mental torture and harassment by the top PCF officers including MD, AMD and others.

A bench comprising Justice Ravindra Singh and Justice YC Gupta has fixed August 28, 2009 as the next date of hearing in the case.

It might be recalled that Ahmad had committed suicide on April 4, 2009 and thereafter an FIR to this effect was registered with Kareli police under Section 306 of IPC and Section 7 of the Prevention of Corruption Act against three top officials of PCF.

The allegation in the petition was that the accused persons till date neither surrendered nor they have been arrested by the police.

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