By:Mohan Lal Verma
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) begins probe in the case in which a young man was killed in police firing in Shimla on January 2013.
CBI officials have recorded the statement of forensic experts, doctors at Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital. CBI is closely going through the records produced by Police in the high court supporting their closure report.
“Charge is that police did not probe the case fairly as cops themselves were involved in the case. We are investigating every angle to submit the report in high court” as confirmed by a CBI official.
Himachal Pradesh High Court has handed over the case to CBI on 29th May after parents approached the court saying that probe by police into the case had not been conducted in accordance with the law. Police had filed a closing report on 14th November 2013, giving clean chit to the cops who were accused of murdering 26 years old Uday Vir Singh.
On 10th January 2013 a 26-year-old boy Uday Vir Singh, was shot dead and another man, Harsh Sharma, was injured in police firing at a police enclosure for impounding vehicles at Taradevi in Shimla. The police later claimed the gunshot that killed Singh was fired in self-defense. The Court had earlier expressed satisfaction with the police investigation.
“We are not satisfied with the reply filed by the respondents. The investigation carried out by the police is neither independent nor objective. Moreover, in the instant case, the police officials are involved and the police has investigated the matter, and thus it would be proper in the interests of justice to hand over the investigation to the Central Bureau of Investigation” said a bench comprising Rajiv Sharma and Sureshwar Thakur.