Supreme Court reserves judgement on transfer of Prof. Sabharwal murder case

March 7th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Mar 7 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its judgement on a petition seeking transfer of Professor H S Sabharwal murder case outside Madhya Pradesh.
A bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and P Sathasivam indicated that the case may be transferred to Nagpur where there is no Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government and it is also closer to Ujjain.
Himanshu Sabharwal, son of Professor Sabharwal, is seeking transfer of the case outside the state as the accused belong to the student wing of the ruling BJP in the State and BJP-ruled administration was sparing no efforts in shielding the culprits. Himanshu is also seeking re-investigation in the case by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as he is not satisfied with the shoddy investigation carried out by the State police.
Professor Sabharwal, the head of the political science department of Ujjain’s Madhav College, died on August 26 last year from lung and rib injuries after being beaten up by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists.
He was trying to convince students about the need for postponing college union elections. (ANI)

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