CBI seeks time in Gudlar case
The CBI has moved the NDPS Court seeking an additional 90 days time for completing investigation and filing chargesheet against suspended police inspector Sunil Gudlar, accused of planting drugs on Israeli David Driham alias Dudu.
In its application before the Special Judge, the CBI said that forensic results of mobile locations, call details, documents with his handwriting and signatures are yet to be obtained. The team is also investigating into Gudlar’s alleged disproportionate assets and cash to the tune of Rs 21 lakh.
The defence, represented by Advocate Galileo Teles has objected to the plea, arguing that CBI report does not disclose specific compelling reasons for seeking detention of Gudlar for another 90 days.
While stating that the CBI does not justify the extension in time for filing chargesheet, Adv Teles further argued that the report of Public Prosecutor has suppressed material fact that Gudlar was taken to Mapusa hospital by the jail authorities after having complained of pain in his hands.
The matter will be heard next on November 30.
Gudlar was arrested on March 5, 2012 on charges of planting drugs on Dudu in February 2010 and filing a false chargesheet against him.
The CBI had earlier moved the NDPS Court seeking extension of time from 180 days to one year for filing chargesheet in the case. The Court granted 90 days period, which ends in December first week. [H]