Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh v. Central Bureau of Investigation thr. The SP, Chandigarh (SC)
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SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Before :- Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy, JJ.
Petitions for Special Leave to Appeal (Crl.) Nos. 8484 of 2016. D/d.
Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh - Petitioners
Central Bureau of Investigation thr. The SP, Chandigarh - Respondents
For the Petitioners :- V. Giri, Sr. Adv., D. Abhinav Rao, Advocates.
For the Respondents :- Mukul Rohatgi, AG, Shri Rana Mukherjee, Sr. Adv., Abhinav Mukherji, Ms. Movita, Mukesh Kr. Maroria, Advocates.
Constitution of India, 1950 Article 136 Special leave petition - Open to petitioner to place reliance on evidence of former investigating officer who was examined as Court witness in pursuance our order dated 04.10.2016 - Trial Court to proceed with trial and render judgment in accordance with law - Hence, special leave petition dismissed.
Heard Mr. V. Giri, learned senior counsel for the petitioner and Mr. Mukul Rohatgi, learned Attorney General for the respondent-CBI.
2. The special leave petition is dismissed. However, it will be open to the petitioner to place reliance on the evidence of Mr.K.L. Raina, a former investigating officer who was examined as a Court witness in pursuance our order dated 04.10.2016. Needless to say, the trial Court shall proceed with the trial and render the judgment in accordance with law.