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Irish national murder trial to be fast tracked

Trial in the rape cum murder of Irish national at Canacona will be fast tracked with the South Goa Sessions Court granting plea of the prosecution to conduct day- to-day hearing of the matter.

09th September 2017, 03:52 Hrs

the goan I network

The Additional Sessions Court, however, said that the Court would take up day to day hearing on condition that the Prosecution hand over the clone copies as sought for by accused Bhagat.
The prosecution represented by Public Prosecutor Visitation Costa had submitted to the court that it is necessary to fast track and complete the trial as fast as possible considering India's international image and relationship.
The prosecution had further drawn attention of the letter written by the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj promising that the matter
will be taken on a fast track basis and the case disposed off speedily.
The Prosecution had further submitted that the Law Department had also suggested to fast track the trial by conducting hearing on a day to day basis.
As far as the application moved by accused Viket Bhagat is concerned seeking copies of the clones, the prosecution submitted before the court that the copies will be handed over to the accused once the investigating agency comes in possession of the copies from the experts.
The accused had moved the court with an application seeking the clone copies saying these copies are vital in establishing his role/link in the crime, adding that the copies are required to prepare/prove his defense.

Anticipatory bail plea rejected
MARGAO: The South Sessions Court on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail application filed by Pravanjan Mohanty, the official of Sanchaya Micro Credit and Sanchaya Infra Projects having its main office at Bhuvaneshwar, Odhissa. Judge B P Deshpande rejected the anticipatory bail plea after the Economic Offences Cell prayed to the Court to reject the bail plea considering the seriousness and magnitude of the offense.
While seeking rejecting of the bail plea, Public Prosecutor Ladislav Fernandes submitted that the applicant along with other directors had entered into a conspiracy, used the innocent investors and without authorization accepted cash deposits promising high returns at 15 % interest and amassed a huge sum before closing down the operations without the knowledge of the investors. The EOC has alleged that it is in receipt of four complaints, wherein the complainants have claimed that they have lost money to the tune of Rs 27.50 lakh.
During the course of investigations, the EOC stated that it has received a letter from the Reserve Bank of India stating that the company is not registered with Bank as NBFC and that the Bank has not given it any permission to conduct business.