Due to the abuse of power and the case in which 273 unidentified bodies were transported in a trailer through the Guadalajara metropolitan area in September 2018, the former director of the Jalisco Forensic Services, Eduardo “N”, has been linked to the operation.
At the hearing held today in the Courts of the 1st Judicial Circuit located in Puente Grande, the 15th Probation Judge, Luis Enrique Razo, made the decision after hearing the arguments of the Public Prosecution Office of the Special Prosecutor in the fight against corruption after analysis. From the investigation file, he decided to link the former official to the operation.
The judge linked him to the process and as a precaution the accused must appear every 15 days to sign, and he is also prohibited from leaving Jalisco without judicial authorization, both measures in effect for one year.
A year after the events of September 2019 with the change of administration, the Office of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor opened several investigation files, after it was known that a total of 273 unidentified bodies had left the facilities of the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Also in December 2019, the Jalisco State Human Rights Commission (CEDHJ) issued Recommendation 40/2019, in which it requested the Anti-Corruption Public Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the events contained in the memorandum, relating to alleged wrongdoing and unlawful conduct towards the bodies. Unidentified missing persons and potential resulting responsibilities.
On Monday, September 13, the preliminary indictment hearing of the Public Prosecution Office of Eduardo “N” was held, and his defense accepted the constitutional period of 72 hours to present his arguments, and today, September 16, was the hearing related to the treatment.
The probation judge also decided to set a deadline of five months from today as the date for closing the supplementary investigation.
Among the accused is the former director of the Jalisco Institute of Forensic Sciences, Luis Octavio “IN”. His defense demanded an extension of the constitutional period to 144 hours to defend himself.
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