The family of Yogita Thakre, a seven-year-old girl whose dead body was found in a car parked on the premises of former Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) president Nitin Gadkari's residence here in May 2009, will move to the Supreme Court demanding a CBI inquiry into the matter.
The move of the Thakre family comes after the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on December 3 rejected the family’s demand for the CBI inquiry into the matter.
Responding to a petition filed by Kiran Thakre, Yogita Thakre’s elder sister, the High Court bench of Justice A.B.Choudhary and Justice J.A.Haque had ruled that the demand of the petitioner was “premature” as the matter was being heard by a lower court and the state Crime Investigation Department (CID) was investigating the case afresh on 11 points.
Unhappy with the ruling, Kiran Thakre said, “The lower court twice rejected the closure report filed by the state CID. The court had also passed strictures that the state CID was not interested in investigating the case but now they (CID) are saying that they are investigating the case afresh on 11 points”.
“We will approach the Supreme Court for CBI inquiry because only a CBI inquiry can bring out the truth about my sister’s death,” she added.
Expressing shock and surprise over the court ruling, trade unionist Jammu Anand said, “How can we trust the State CID which twice filed the closure report in this case saying there is no cognizable offence made out of the case? The High Court may have rejected our demand but it did not say that the case is not fit for the CBI inquiry.”
Mr. Anand, who represents the Domestic Workers Union, affiliated to the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) also accused the state CID of “killing time in Yogita’s case” so that the people forget about the case.