Mysterious death of Anis Khan: Victim’s father adamant on CBI probe

Even as the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of West Bengal Police probing the mysterious death of student leader Anis Khan at Amta in Howrah district on February 19 submitted a progress report to the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday, the victim’s father, Salem Khan, remained adamant on a CBI probe into the matter.

“I have no faith in any probe by the state police, as two of their own personnel murdered my son. I want a CBI inquiry and if necessary, I will knock the doors of Supreme Court for that,” Salem Khan said.

A civic volunteer and a home guard have already been arrested in connection with Anis’ murder. Both of them are in judicial custody now.

However, the family members of the victim have alleged that the arrests were just eye wash and senior police officers were involved in the crime.

In the 82-page progress report submitted to the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday, the SIT claimed that the probe is in its final stage.

The next hearing in the matter is scheduled for April 25.

Meanwhile, Justice Rajasekhar Mantha, in whose court the matter is being heard, took cognisance of some disparaging comments made by Salem Khan that are doing the rounds on social media.

Expressing displeasure over the comments, Mantha recused himself from hearing the case. However, he agreed to hear the matter following the persuasion of the advocates.

Mantha later directed Salem Khan to submit an apology in the form of an affidavit.

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