A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Wednesday sentenced Father Thomas Kottoor and Sister Sephy to life imprisonment in the murder case of Sister Abhaya, who was found murdered at a convent in Kerala 28 years ago.
The CBI in 1996 filed a report stating it could not conclude whether it was a homicide or suicide, which was rejected by the Court. A year later, CBI concluded that the case was a homicide but there was no evidence to try the case.
The Rajasthan High Court High has stayed the proceedings by a CBI court which had ordered reopening of a probe against former disinvestment minister Arun Shourie and four others over the sale of a government-owned hotel in Udaipur two decades back.
A special CBI court today acquitted all 32 accused, including BJP veterans LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharti, of criminal conspiracy charges almost 28 years after the Babri Masjid was demolished in Ayodhya.