Supreme Court transfers Prof. Sabharwal murder case to Nagpur

March 12th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Mar 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court today transferred the Professor H S Sabharwal murder case from Ujjain to Nagpur.
On March 7, the apex court had reserved its judgement on a petition seeking the transfer of the case outside Madhya Pradesh.
A bench comprising Justices Arijit Pasayat and P Sathasivam had indicated that the case may be transferred to Nagpur where there is no Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government.
Himanshu Sabharwal, the son of Professor Sabharwal, sought the 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 them. Himanshu is also seeking a 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 the college union elections. (ANI)

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