Custodial death: SC refuses to interfere with HC order

Custodial death: SC refuses to interfere with HC order
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One-liner: The Supreme Court has refused to interfere with an Allahabad High Court order directing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe a case related to the alleged custodial death of a 24-year-old man in Feb this year.

Plea dismissed: The apex court dismissed a plea filed by UP authorities against the Sept 8 order of the high court which had observed that there was sufficient material on record on the involvement of higher officers in the conspiracy.

SC diktat: The Supreme Court said that the CBI shall investigate the matter independently without being influenced by any observation made in the judgment of the high court.

  • The case pertains to the death of 24-year-old Krishna Yadav alias Pujari, who, according to the FIR registered in Jaunpur district, was allegedly picked up by the police from his house on Feb 11
  • The CBI has been directed to investigate the case in which the FIR was registered on Feb 12 for the offences under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including murder

Brought dead: The high court had noted that the police record claimed Yadav was apprehended while he was driving a motorcycle and that he fell and received injuries, but the doctor who examined him said he was brought dead,

  • The high court maintained that the police are trying to a give clean chit to the accused and for this purpose, several pieces of evidence are being created and manipulated.

Source: PTI

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