SC denied to interfere with Allahabad HC order on 'custodial death' investigation

8th Nov,2021

SC denied to interfere with Allahabad HC order on 'custodial death' investigation



The Supreme Court has denied to interfere with an Allahabad High Court order directing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate a case related to the alleged custodial death of a 24-year-old man in February this year.

The top court rejected a plea filed by Uttar Pradesh authorities against the September 8 order of the high court which had observed that there was sufficient material on record which prima facie disclosed the commission of offence and involvement of higher officers in the conspiracy and creating false evidence to protect the accused.

The Supreme Court said that the CBI shall investigate the matter independently without being influenced by any observation made in the order of the high court.

The case pertains to the death of 24-year-old Krishna Yadav alias Pujari who, according to the FIR registered in Jaunpur district, was allegedly picked up by the police from his house on February 11.