Hyderabad: Asking the Telangana police why it has delayed taking action against Heera group chairperson Nowhera Shaik, when the first FIR against her was filed in 2012, the Telangana High Court directed the investigation officers to submit the status report of the investigation in the seven cases filed against her in Telangana state.
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Raghavendra Singh Chauhan and Justice Shameem Akther was dealing with a petition by the All India Heera Group Victims Association seeking to direct the CBI to conduct an inquiry into the scam of Rs 50,000 crore and on the money transactions of the Heera group.
The bench found fault with the officials for not providing sufficient information related to the investigation and asked when they could complete it.
Justice Chauhan observed that inaction in the case registered in 2012 till 2018 made it appear that the police was hand in glove with the Heera group. When government counsel Sanjeev said that the accused was in judicial custody, the bench asked whether she was taken into custody in 2012.
The bench inquired about the cases lodged against the Heera group in 2018 and 2019 and directed the police to submit the status report on the investigation within two weeks.
The court opined that a CBI inquiry should be taken up if the issue has national ramification.
Mr Tausef Basha, counsel for the petitioner association, submitted that the CBI would be the suitable agency for investigation as the money collected by the accused had been sent out of the country through hawala routes....