BJP leader's suicide: Court accepts police cancellation report

BJP leader's suicide: Court accepts police cancellation report

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Mukesh Tandon

Tribune News Service

Panipat, April 7

The court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Manoj Rana has accepted the cancellation report filed in an abetment to suicide case against SP and other police officials in connection with the suicide by former councillor and BJP leader Harish Sharma, who had jumped into the Delhi parallel canal near Binjhol on November 19 last year allegedly due to police harassment.

The court also dismissed the protest petition filed by his daughter Anjali Sharma.

Ex-councillor Harish Sharma had jumped into the Delhi parallel canal near Binjhol on November 19 last year allegedly due to police harassment. The police had registered a case against him, his councillor daughter Anjali Sharma and 11 other persons on November 15 under various Sections of the IPC.

Home Minister Anil Vij had ordered an inquiry into the matter by a SIT, comprising ADGP Sandeep Khirwar, SP Rohtak Rahul Sharma, ASP Udai Singh Meena and DSP Gorakhpal Rana.

The body was taken out of the canal on the fourth day of his jumping into the canal. Hundreds of supporters had blocked the NH-44 after keeping the body on road.

A case had been registered against Manisha Chaudhary, the then SP, SI Baljeet Singh and ASI Mahabir Singh under Sections 306 and 34 of the IPC in Model Town on the complaint of Anjali Sharma.

The SIT had conducted investigation into the matter and submitted its report in which it had given clean chit to Manisha Chaudhary, the then Panipat SP, SI Baljeet Singh and ASI Mahabir Singh.

The SIT mentioned in the report that no accused was found responsible for the suicide committed by Harish Sharma. But Anjali Sharma, councillor daughter of Harish Sharma, had raised questions over the inquiry conducted by the SIT and filed a protest petition in the court.

ACJM Manoj Rana, in its order, said after having a brief look into the entire turn of events, the court was satisfied that the police had logically reached the right conclusion.

The investigation had been thoroughly conducted in the case and the conclusion drawn by the investigation team did not suffer from any factual or legal error, the order said.

“This court also sees no merit in the prayer of the complainant made in the protest petition to direct the police to further investigate the matter. The protest petition filed by the complainant is dismissed and the cancellation report filed by the police is accepted,” the court order read.

Ex-councillor’s suicide: Kin’s plea dismissed

Ex-councillor Harish Sharma had jumped into a canal near Binjhol on Nov 19 last year allegedly due to police harassment. Anjali Sharma, his daughter and councillor, had raised questions over the SIT probe and filed a protest petition in the court, which was dismissed. The court said the probe had been thoroughly conducted in the matter.

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