HC transfers probe in girl’s death in celebratory firing to Crime Branch

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday transferred from the Delhi Police to the Crime Branch the probe into the death of a 17-year-old girl in celebratory firing at a marriage in April this year.

Shyam Sundar Kaushal, whose daughter Anjali succumbed to injuries caused due to firing during a wedding procession, has filed a plea before the court alleging police is not conducting a fair and impartial investigation and it should be transferred to other investigating agency.

Justice Vipin Sanghi, hearing the plea of the father, transferred the probe to the Crime Branch and police said it will hand over the related documents within a week.

Kaushal, a resident of west Delhi’s Mongolpuri who owns a tea stall in the locality, said there was no serious effort by police to arrest those actually responsible for his daughter’s death.

His plea has said: “Present investigation has not been fair and impartial till this time because many material irregularities crept into the complaint and the consequent FIR, which has become a cause of a shoddy investigation.”

The petition, filed through advocate Akash Vajpai, has alleged police obtained Kaushal’s signature on a blank paper and “maliciously mentioned” incorrect information in the FIR.

“The FIR mentions the name of Vikrant aka Vicky as the accused whom petitioner is naming. Petitioner had never specifically named anyone, responsible for firing in the marriage procession, while in the aforesaid FIR it was wrongly mentioneda that petitioner had seen Vikrant aka Vicky dancing in the marriage procession with a pistol in his hand,” it added.



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