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PIL in JKHC seeks probe of Anara Gupta case by CBI

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, July 3 (UNI) A social activist today filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, seeking re-opening of the case related to former Miss Jammu Anara Gupta and handing over it to the CBI which is investigating the sex scandal that has rocked the Valley.

The social activist from Jammu, Amit Chouhan, filed the PIL in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court here pleading that the case be investigated once again and this time by the CBI.

In the PIL, he appealed to the court to probe the link between the sex racket case and Anara Gupta, the 2001 Miss Jammu.

He said the women wing of the Jammu Police Station on November 3, 2004 had registered a first information report (FIR) in regard to the case.

In his petition, he said the police then had claimed of exposing a scandal whereby young girls, including Anara Gupta, were deliberately forced into prostitution.

The petitioner claimed of concrete evidence that some high-profile people were involved in that scandal.

The case was later monitored by a division bench of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court (Jammu branch), he added.

The petitioner, in his PIL, said a porn CD, featuring Anara Gupta, was later sent to the Hyderabad-based Forensic Sciences Laboratory (FSL) for verifying its genuineness.

The FSL, in its report, said the girl featuring in the porn CD was not Anara Gupta, he added.

The petitioner said the Crime Branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Police later closed the case.

He also claimed that the case was not investigated properly and hence need to be reopened and handed over to the CBI.


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