CBI takes over investigation of disappearance of Military Intelligence officer from Chennai eight years ago

P Gnana Prakasam, working as an examiner in Military Intelligence, a snooping unit under the Army, went missing on June 6, 2010, the officer's wife, Yamuna Gnanaprakasam, had said in a complaint.

Press Trust of India August 03, 2018 22:23:34 IST
CBI takes over investigation of disappearance of Military Intelligence officer from Chennai eight years ago

New Delhi: The CBI has taken over the investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a Military Intelligence officer from Chennai eight years ago, officials said on Friday.

P Gnana Prakasam, working as an examiner in Military Intelligence, a snooping unit under the Army, went missing on 6 June, 2010, the officer's wife, Yamuna Gnanaprakasam, had said in a complaint.

CBI takes over investigation of disappearance of Military Intelligence officer from Chennai eight years ago

Representational image. PTI

Posted at the Army Headquarters in New Delhi, Gnana Prakasam had gone to Chennai to attend a family function.

He later went to the central railway station, Chennai to pick up his son who, arriving by a train from Udhagamandalam, according to the complaint.

When his wife called him to check whether their son had arrived, the officer told her he was not in a position to pick him up and asked her brother to do so.

A few hours later, she had again contacted her husband and he said he was going to Tirupati and that he could not reveal anything further.

Late that night, she again contacted him but a person answered the call, saying her husband was attending an important meeting and would get in touch with her after two hours, the petition had said.

After that, the officer's cell phone was switched off and he went missing.

The officials said the CBI took over the investigation into the case.

On 18 June, the Madras High Court had ordered a CBI probe into the case in which the Tamil Nadu Crime-Branch CID had filed a closure report in a lower court in May after failing to crack it.

Justice PN Prakash ordered transfer of the case from the Tamil Nadu CB-CID to the CBI on a petition from the officer's wife.

The judge had said that under normal circumstances, the court would be relegating the petitioner to file an application before the lower court protesting the closure report.

However, the court finds that the missing person was in Army intelligence, therefore, a thorough probe by a central agency might bear fruit, Justice Prakash had said.

Updated Date:

also read

Explained: As new chargesheet is filed against Uphaar fire tragedy accused Sushil Ansal, a timeline of the case
Entertainment

Explained: As new chargesheet is filed against Uphaar fire tragedy accused Sushil Ansal, a timeline of the case

59 cine-goers died of asphyxia and over 100 were severely injured in the stampede, after being trapped in Uphaar theatre, situated in south Delhi’s Green Park area, following the blaze in 1997.

Narada sting tape case: SC judge Justice Aniruddha Bose recuses himself; how it will affect the case
India

Narada sting tape case: SC judge Justice Aniruddha Bose recuses himself; how it will affect the case

Narada sting tape case: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and minister Moloy Ghatak had filed petitions with the SC about their role on the day of the arrest of four TMC leaders by the CBI

Narada case: SC judge recuses himself from hearing appeals of Mamata Banerjee, Bengal minister Moloy Ghatak
India

Narada case: SC judge recuses himself from hearing appeals of Mamata Banerjee, Bengal minister Moloy Ghatak

Justice Aniruddha Bose said the issue will now be placed before CJI NV Ramana. Banerjee and Ghatak will submit information about their role in CBI's arrest of four TMC leaders