HC Deb 10 July 1997 vol 297 cc537-8W
Mr. Beard

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what position has been reached by the Indian authorities in investigating the murder of Mr. Eamon Peter Helly in Goa on 8 November 1991; and if he will urge the Indian authorities to proceed with their inquiries and bring charges without delay. [6885]

Mr. Fatchett

I would like to express my sympathy to Mr. Helly's family over this tragic case. The Indian authorities are still investigating.

DNA tests have been conducted. A suspect was arrested but subsequently released on bail.

On 4 July the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said they still awaited a report from the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation. Our High Commission will continue to press the Indian authorities for the report to be made available as quickly as possible.

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