GOALPARA, April 21 - In a shocking incident, two sets of important files containing crucial sensitive case records involving serious offences, which went missing mysteriously from the Court of Judicial Magistrate, Goalpara have yet to be recovered till date.
According to reliable sources, file no. GR 1249/13 pertaining to the case of Diganta Rabha vs State probing a murder case and the other one file no. GR 2473/14 of Khanin Das vs State probing gross financial irregularities committed in the implementation of the SJSRY scheme by the former chairman Khanin Das of the Goalpara Municipality Board.
The matter came to light after bench assistant Tapas Kr Adhikary discovered that the files were missing and as he couldn�t trace them, he presumed that they might have been stolen in the month of October, 2016 when he was on leave. In this connection, he lodged an FIR with the Goalpara police station (Sadar) where a case no.129/2017 under Section 379 IPC was registered where a peon of the court Bukhan Das was also arrested.
Surprisingly, a court official on the condition of anonymity mentioned that the entry to the judicial section is restricted to advocates, court officials and the people related to the cases and considering this, it is highly probable that the removal of files of such a sensitive nature out of thousand other files may have been affected by an insider in connivance with an outsider. The source refused to specifically name anyone.
However, DYFI secretary Pervez Ali while terming it a serious issue to create an inordinate delay and a possible miscarriage of justice said that it is a conspiracy to defeat their cause and questioned as to what better help the suspects in these cases will receive knowing that their records have vanished.
He also added that it is a temporary setback for them as the DYFI along with all other SYSRY beneficiaries have launched several protest movements to bring to book those involved in alleged misappropriation of funds under SJSRY during 2009-10 and 2010-11 which was implemented by the Goalpara Municipality Board. Pervez Ali also mentioned that they have full faith in the justice system and demanded that an inquiry be held by vigilance of the court to recover the missing files and punish those involved, failing which they will have no recourse but to continue their protest movement till justice is meted out to the SJSRY beneficiaries.
Meanwhile, the Superintendent of Police, Amitav Singha said that the inquiry is still on and in this regard, one person has been arrested but till now they have been unable to trace the missing files and frame the chargesheet.