Junaid Khan lynching: High Court rejects family's plea seeking CBI probe

Updated On : 27 Nov , 2017 , 06:39 PM
Junaid Khan lynching: High Court rejects family's plea seeking CBI probe (File photo)
Junaid Khan lynching: High Court rejects family's plea seeking CBI probe (File photo)
New Delhi:

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday dismissed a plea seeking a CBI probe into the lynching of 17-year-old Junaid Khan, who was stabbed to death on a train in June.

On November 17, the HC had reserved its order on the petition filled by the family of Junaid Khan seeking transfer of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Earlier in the month, the CBI had also informed the High Court that it can’t take over the investigation into the lynching of Junaid Khan as the charge sheet has already been filed by the Haryana Police.

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The Central investigation agency in its reply to the High Court had said, “State Police of Haryana is well equipped and has the requisite resources at its command to conduct investigation of the case properly under supervision of senior officers. The case has, in fact, been chargesheeted by Haryana Police, with six accused having been arrested, out of which two are still in judicial custody.”

Junaid, on board a Mathura-bound train, was stabbed to death when he, along with his brothers, was returning home to Khandawli village after shopping for Eid in Delhi in June this year.

His body was dumped close to Asaoti village in Faridabad and the trial is going on in a court in the district.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published : Monday, November 27, 2017 06:32 PM
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