Karnataka: Kalburgi murder case probe chief transferred

Borase took charge after CID officials were unsatisfied with the progress.

Bengaluru: The state government’s decision to transfer CID SP Bhushan Gulabrao Borase, who was the supervising investigation officer in the sensational murder case of renowned scholar Dr M. M. Kalburgi, is seen as a setback to the probe in the ‘blind’ case.

Borase, who was transferred to CID just a few months ago, was the second supervising investigation officer in the case. The government, on Friday, transferred and posted him as SP of Dakshina Kannada district. In fact, seniors officials in the CID had handed over the case to Borase after he assumed charge, as they were reportedly not satisfied with the progress.

Earlier, the case was being handled by another SP D. C. Rajappa. It is learnt that the top cops wanted quick results and thus handed over the case to Borase. However, now that he has been transferred, the case is set to see its third supervising investigation officer.

“It’s always good to have one officer to supervise the case. Considering the veracity of Dr. Kalburgi’s murder case and the lack of clues about the assailants, it would have been better that Borase was retained. Also, he was posted just a few months ago to CID and the investigation was on full swing.

Coordinated efforts were being made to crack the case. With his transfer, the case has to be handed over to another officer, who will have to study the case in detail now. This would, in a way, slow down the pace of investigation,” an officer said.

Sources said that the case would be mostly handed over to SP Ida Martin Marbaniang, who is currently handling the second PU question paper leak case and other cases as well. “Though we cannot say that the entire investigation will be hampered with the transfer of one officer, it has certain impacts on the probe,” the official added.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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