A Delhi court docket has advised the Central Bureau of Investigation to withdraw a look-out round issued in opposition to former Amnesty India chief Aakar Patel. The look-out round, or LoC, has been stopping Mr Patel from going overseas.
The court docket additionally mentioned the CBI needn’t apologise – as directed by a trial court docket earlier – to the human rights campaigner, who can also be a fierce critic of the Narendra Modi authorities.
The CBI was ordered by a court docket on April 7 to “instantly” drop the lookout round or airport alert in opposition to Mr Patel, who was stopped from flying to the US on April 6. The investigating company was additionally requested at hand over a written apology to Mr Patel, given the “psychological harassment” he had suffered.
When Mr Patel went to the airport after the court docket order, he was once more stopped from flying out.
The centre has already given the go-ahead to the CBI to prosecute Mr Patel for alleged violations of the Overseas Contribution Regulation Act, paving the way in which for a particular court docket to begin proceedings on a chargesheet filed in December final yr.