Abhaya case: CBI not to examine 36th witness

Abhaya case: CBI not to examine 36th witness

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Thiruvananthapuram: Prosecution has withdrawn from examining Sister Vineetha, the 36th witness in the Sister Abhaya murder case, on Saturday.

The CBI prosecutor has decided not examine the witness using his prerogative. The prosecution’s decision was influenced by the possibility that the witness may turn hostile.

While seven, of the 11 witnesses examined, are strongly subscribing to the CBI report, four witnesses turned hostile. The examination and cross-examination of witnesses are taking place at the CBI court since August 26.

The court will close for Onam holidays and trial will resume from September 16.