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Farmer’s death during tractor rally: Delhi HC asks UP police to hand over post-mortem video, Inquest Report & X-Ray to Delhi Police

Lawstreet Journal 9 Mar 2021 12:02am

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The Delhi High Court on Thursday ( March 4, 2021) was hearing a petition filed by the grandfather of a 26-year old farmer, Navreet Singh, who died during the tractors rally on the Republican Day Tractor Parade in the capital city wherein it directed UP authorities to handover original X-ray plates and video of the post-mortem of Navreet to Delhi Police on Friday afternoon. It further asked Delhi Police to retain them in safe custody till further orders.

Allegation of the parties:

 

The Police said Navreet died when his tractor overturned after it rammed a barrier at ITO and not because of firing. It has also been said that he was part of a large group of farmers that broke away from the tractor rally and were trying to go towards New Delhi district.

On the other hand, A petition filed by his grandfather Hardeep Singh alleges that Navreet's tractor overturned only after he suffered an ante-mortem head injury due to a bullet shot on the head by the police.

Standing Counsel Rahul Mehra on behalf of police informed the court that the status report has been filed in the matter. He also said that following the previous order he had made several request to the UP police but they hadn’t handed over the relevant reports. 

Advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing for the petitioner agreed with him and claimed that it was due to the non-cooperation of the police that a notice under Section 91, CrPC had to be issued by the Delhi Police.

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