Friday, August 6, 2010

`Close inquiry on Nobel medallion robbery'

More than six years after World Poet Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel medallion was burgled, the Bolpur court today directed the CBI to close the case as the Central investigating agency failed to garner any clues on the robbery.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Tarak Nath Bhagat, dismissed the appeal of the Viswa Bharati University to continue the investigation and directed that the case not be reopened unless fresh clues were found.
The medallion of the Nobel Prize for Literature conferred on Rabindranath Tagore was stolen on March 25, 2004, from a museum dedicated to the bard.

The CBI took over the probe of the burglary on May 2, 2008, but the investigating agency had to close the case on September 26, 2008, as it failed to make any headway in the case.

On August 20, 2009, the CBI reopened the case claiming that it had managed to gather fresh clues, but closed it again as it drew a blank. However, the Viswa-Bharati appealed to the court to direct the CBI to continue the investigation, which was quashed by the court.

Full report here Central Chronicle

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