Plea In HC To Transfer Shraddha Murder Case From Delhi Police To CBI

Plea In HC To Transfer Shraddha Murder Case From Delhi Police To CBI

New Delhi: A Public Interest Litigation has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking transfer of Shraddha Walkar murder case from Delhi Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation, reported news agency PTI. The petitioner has alleged in the plea that presence of media and public at places of recovery amounts to tampering of evidence, the report added. 

The plea filed by Joshini Tuli, which is likely to be heard on Wednesday, also alleged that Delhi Police has so far revealed each and every detail to the media which is permitted under the law. 

Shraddha Walkar was strangled and killed by his live-in partner Aftab Amin Poonawala in their Chhatarpur flat in Mehrauli who later sawed her body into 35 pieces and dumped them at various areas in the city.

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The alleged place of incident has not yet been sealed by the Delhi Police which is continuously being accessed by the public and media personnel, the plea alleged further. 

“The incident of murder is alleged to have been taken place in Delhi and thereafter the body parts have been alleged to have disposed at different places, thus investigation of Police Station Mehrauli cannot be efficiently be carried out due to administrative/ staff paucity as well as lack of sufficient technical and scientific equipment to find out the evidences and the witnesses as the incident had taken place about six months back in May, 2022,” the petition filed by Joshini Tuli submitted, quoted by the news agency. 

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The plea, filed through advocate Joginder Tuli, claimed that sensitive details of the investigation by the Delhi Police have so far been revealed to public persons through the media which has led to tampering of sensitive evidence.  

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“The presence of media and other public persons at the place of recoveries, court hearings etc. of any accused amounts to interference with the evidence and witnesses in the present case,” it alleged.

On November 17, the police received a nod from a trial court to question the accused for five more days in its custody, while another judge had allowed his narco analysis test to unravel the sensational case after he consented to undergo the forensic examination. 

Earlier, the accused was in a five-day custody of the police.