New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed two separate petitions seeking quashing of the FIR and transfer of probe from city police to CBI in the case lodged for various offences, including rioting and death of constable Subhash Tomar during anti-rape protests in the capital.
Turning down the plea of seven out of eight protestors who were booked under various sections of Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, Justice GP Mittal said, "The FIR, at this stage, cannot be quashed and no further directions are needed in the writ petition...The same is accordingly dismissed."
Justice Mittal in his order took on record the submission of the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) that the eight accused will not be charged under section 302 of IPC for murder of the constable but they will face the charges of destruction of public property.
The court also dismissed another plea of Gaurav Bansal, a lawyer, for transfer of the investigation to CBI. "No material has been placed on record by the petitioner which would compel the court to transfer the investigation from Crime Branch to CBI," the court said....more
06:27 PM, May 09, 2013
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Wednesday give its verdict on two separate pleas seeking quashing of the FIR and transfer of probe from city police to CBI in the case lodged for various offences, including rioting and death of constable Subhash Tomar during anti-rape protests in December. Justice GP Mittal, who had reserved the order on March 20, will pronounce the verdict at 2.15 pm on Thursday....
09:51 PM, May 08, 2013