Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT | By PTI

'Wife-swapping case': SC to hear woman's plea for CBI probe

The court will hear the plea of the woman along with her other petition on restraining the Kerala high court from giving any relief to the accused in the case


'Wife-swapping case': SC to hear woman's plea for CBI probe (© Reuters)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the plea of a naval officer's wife seeking a CBI inquiry against her husband and other officers of Southern Naval Command in Kochi for allegedly torturing her and forcing her to participate in "wife-swapping" parties.

A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that it would hear the plea of the woman along with her other petition on restraining the Kerala high court from giving any relief to the accused in the case.

Submitting that complaint filed by her is not being investigated freely and fairly by the Kerala Police, she pleaded before the apex court that her complaint be probe by CBI.

"The local police is under a lot of pressure to treat the matter as a matrimonial dispute and are watering down the serious and grave allegations of the complaint against the naval officers," she alleged.

She gave a detailed account of the various alleged incidents of torture and molestation in her petition and also annexed the invitation cards of "wife-swapping" parties for which she was "tortured mentally and physically to participate". She submitted that she had written a letter to chief of Naval staff on March 5 but no action was taken on the complaint.

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