Courts empowered to transfer investigation from police authorities to other investigating agencies even after submission of charge sheet

Allahabad High Court : Deciding the matter relating to transfer of investigation, the Court said that in order to do complete justice the Courts are empowered to hand over the investigation to an independent agency like the C.B.I. if it so feels that the investigation by the police authorities is not in proper direction even when charge-sheet has been submitted .The Court also held that if the petitioner feels that some further investigation is required or some additional evidence is to be collected he/she is at liberty to file an application before the Magistrate concerned for further investigation through such agency as he/she may desire. Pooja Pal v. Union of India, Criminal Misc Writ Petition  No. – 6209 of 2006, decided on May 22nd, 2014

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