Raka Ghirra case: CBI seeks time to reply to discharge application

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sought some time to give a reply in the application moved by the Punjab Police Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Raka Ghirra who had moved a discharge application to a Special CBI court. Ghirra was arrested while allegedly accepting an illegal gratification.

The counsel for the accused claim that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) does not have jurisdiction to register a case or investigate the case without the sanction of the Punjab State Government.

During the proceedings of the court, initially, the CBI refused to reply in the case and requested the court to start the arguments of the court.

However, when the arguments started, the CBI counsel requested the court to grant some time to reply to the application for discharge of the suspended DSP Mohali.

Raka Ghirra was earlier chargesheeted with criminal conspiracy. In addition, the accused DSP was also booked on many sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

In July 2011, when Raka Ghirra was posted as DSP in Mohali, the CBI had arrested the DSP from her residence in Sector 15.

The anti-corruption branch of the CBI nabbed her for accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh.

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