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Plea in Supreme Court Seeking CBI Investigation in the 2016 Jawahar Bagh Massacre [Read Plea]

Lawstreet Journal 15 Jul 2020 7:19pm

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A writ petition under Article 32 has been filed in the apex court seeking directions to the Central Bureau of Investigation for the constitution of a special team with an adequate number of officers in it, to expeditiously investigate in the 2016 Jawahar Bagh massacre case of Mathura, UP.

The plea has been filed by Archana Dwivedi, a widow of former SP of Mathura Mukul Dwivedi, who was killed in the mishap. Along with Mukul, 30 other persons had lost their lives in the rampage. The petitioner had filed the plea through Advocate Ashwini Kumar Dubey.

On 2 March 2017, the Allahabad High Court had transferred the case to CBI and directed it to constitute two teams to investigate the matter within two months. However, 40 months have passed and no politician or any top official has been interrogated so far, the petitioner submitted. She urged the Court to issue a direction to the CBI to provide the Court with answers, addressing the reasons for continued inaction of the State.

The plea read, “This is very suggestive of a larger criminal conspiracy. Policemen witnessed this gigantic violence but no punitive action, even suspension, has been taken against the higher authorities accountable for this gigantic violence. That is why the petitioner has every reason to doubt the credibility and fairness of the investigation. Even after 40 months, CBI has not examined the call details of Ram Briksh Yadav and his associates and petitioner’s husband to date.”

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