Shikha case: Court summons investigating officer

The VIIth Additional District Court has summoned the investigating officer in IAS officer C Shikha’s case, for not submission of case diary.

The court took up bail petition of suspended Congress worker Marigowda and another accused Manjunath on Tuesday. After hearing objections from public prosecutor Mahanthappa, judge Chandrashekar demanded the case diary to go through the details. But the judge was told that the Investigating officer had not submitted the diary. Taking a serious note of this, the court directed the Investigating officer B S Rajashekar  to appear before the court on Wednesday and explain why it was not submitted.

It may be recalled that Marigowda, a close associate of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, absconded after a case was filed against him under the provision of IPC for allegedly deterring then Shikha from discharging her duties on July 3. A month later, he surrendered before Nazarbad police. Marigowda was produced before III JMFC Court which sent him to judicial custody along with his friend Manjunath.

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