The Hush Post: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has declined to take up the probe into the alleged murder of Akansh Sen, nephew of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh.
The information was submitted by the Chandigarh Administration and the CBI to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday during the resumed hearing of the case. The CBI told the court that the UT Police was competent enough to investigate the case.
During the hearing, Justice Rajan Gupta questioned the UT Administration’s recommendation of handing over the probe to the CBI, asking it to clarify if the proper legalities were followed in doing so. Besides, Justice Gupta also sought reasons from the CBI behind its refusal.
Akansh Sen was crushed to death under the wheels of a BMW car after a brawl on February 9, 2017. The incident had taken place in Sector 9 in Chandigarh where Sen co-owned a Café. A case was registered under Sections 302 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The accused, Balraj Singh Randhawa was allegedly behind the wheel of the car while co-accused Harmehtab Singh, alias Farid was sitting next to him. The police had alleged that Randhawa was provoked by Farid to hit and kill Sen.
While Farid was arrested from Haridwar a week later, Randhawa continues to be at large. He had been declared a proclaimed offender. Randhawa’s mother, Ramanjit Kaur, had filed a petition in the High Court seeking CBI probe into the matter harassment by Chandigarh Police.