Slain professor Sabharwal’s son begins indefinite fast

March 18th, 2008 - 8:46 pm ICT by admin  

Bhopal, March 18 (IANS) Slain Ujjain professor H.S. Sabharwal’s son Himanshu sat on an indefinite hunger strike here Tuesday to demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into his father’s death. Himanshu said he would continue his fast until his demand for a CBI probe into his father’s death is met. He began the fast at the busy Roshanpura square here.

“I will continue my fast till the case of my father’s murder is handed over to the CBI. I would also show to people the video clippings of violent incidents during student union elections. The clippings prove that my father was killed,” Himanshu told IANS.

Leader of Opposition in the assembly Jamuna Devi and state Congress spokesperson Manak Agarwal visited Himanshu at the venue. When asked about their visit, Himanshu said that he does not recognize anybody.

He also failed to clarify as to why he advanced his fast when he was to launch it March 20 as announced earlier.

Himanshu told reporters March 13 that he would “fast unto death if my demand for a CBI probe is not met by March 20.”

Though the Supreme Court has transferred the case from Ujjain to Nagpur on Himanshu’s request, he said, “Merely transferring the case out of Madhya Pradesh would not have much impact because if a judge in Nagpur is going to take a view on the same evidence - or rather the lack of it - the purpose of taking the case out of the state would be defeated.”

Himanshu has in a letter to the chief minister last week listed a number of incidents he believes were aimed at weakening the trial.

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