The Delhi High Court on Monday sought responses of AAP government and the police on a man’s plea seeking transfer to the Crime Branch the investigation into his daughter’s death from a stray bullet fired during a wedding.
Justice Siddharth Mridul issued notice to the government and Delhi Police seeking their replies to the plea of the victim’s father who has alleged that the police "manufactured the complaint" by asking him to sign blank papers when he was in the hospital.
The petitioner, Shyam Sunder Kausal, has alleged that the police "maliciously" mentioned in the complaint that he was present at the site with his family when the incident had occurred, whereas in reality he was at his tea-stall.
He has also said that police have lodged an FIR under section 302 (murder) against one Vikrant on the ground that he has named him in the complaint, while he had not named anyone for the firing.
The petition, filed through advocate Akash Vajpai, has contended that the "substance of the present FIR will vitiate the trial and the investigation."
The petitioner also said if the police during the probe finds that Vikrant was responsible for the firing they can move against him but to make him a "target" by means of the "manufactured complaint" was "unacceptable".
He has also alleged that the police threatened him and were also harassing him as he tried to give a complaint stating there were unnamed persons involved in the firing.
He also claimed that the post mortem report was not given to him by the police initially and it was given to him only after he filed a PIL in the high court for curbing the practice of celebratory firing.