HC dismisses plea seeking transfer of probe in Shraddha murder case from Police to CBI

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New Delhi, Nov 22 : Delhi High Court after hearing dismissed a petition seeking transfer of investigation in Shraddha murder case from Delhi Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by saying find not a good reason to entertain this plea.

A Delhi lawyer moved a petition in Delhi High Court by submitting that investigation by Delhi Police cannot be efficiently carried out due to staff paucity as well as lack of sufficient technical and scientific equipment to find out the evidence.

He contended that the details of the investigation by the Delhi Police have been revealed to the public through the media. He stated that the Delhi Police have not sealed the alleged place of the incident to date which is continuously being accessed by the public and media personnel.

He stated that the case is pertaining to a heinous and sensitive offence u/s 302/201 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the sensitive information pertaining to the Investigation regarding recoveries, evidences etc. are being leaked continuously by the Police Station Mehrauli on a daily basis jeopardising every material evidence and witness so far gathered.

He submitted that the forensic evidence in the present case has not been preserved properly by the Delhi Police since all the alleged recoveries are being touched and accessed by different public persons and media personnel within the Mehrauli Police Station. He said due to faulty investigation, most of the heinous crimes result in the acquittal of the accused since as per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, 2021 only 44 per cent of murder cases result in a conviction.

Saket District court today after hearing extended the four days police custody of Aftab Poonawala when he was produced via video conferencing in a special hearing.

In this matter it is alleged that Aftab is accused of strangling his live in partner Shraddha Walker and chopping her body into 35 pieces.


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