GUWAHATI, June 6 - The Gauhati High Court has ordered an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into an alleged nexus between top police official of the State and land mafia. The order came in response to two writ petitions (filed in 2010) wherein the petitioners had alleged that a plot of land owned by them was sold to Bandana Sarma, the wife of former DGP of Assam Khagen Sarma, by fraudulent means, and that the land grabbers were exerting pressure with the help of police to vacate the property.
The incident dates back to 2009 when the caretaker of the plot in question started receiving threatening calls and despite making several pleas to provide him security, the same was not reciprocated.
The Court, taking a strong exception to the development, was of the opinion that the examinations of the pleadings and materials rendered by way of an affidavit brings to the conclusion that the investigation was done in an �unfair, partial and unethical manner by the police�, for obvious reasons.
The Court today also directed Assistant Solicitor General of India SC Keyal and senior Government advocate to transfer the necessary records of the case to the CBI within 15 days.
�It is made clear that the basis of this direction being improper investigation due to involvement of high ranking police officer, the CBI would take this aspect in the matter while making the investigation," the order stated.