Punjab and Haryana HC rejects plea for CBI probe in Junaid Khan killing

Justice Rajan Gupta rejected the plea for a CBI  probe saying that there was no evidence to show that the police investigation into the killing was not proper.

Published: 27th November 2017 10:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th November 2017 10:42 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking a CBI probe into killing of Junaid Khan on a train in Haryana's Faridabad in June this year.

Junaid was stabbed by the accused following an argument on board.

Justice Rajan Gupta rejected the plea for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe saying that there was no evidence to show that the police investigation into the killing was not proper.

Junaid's father, Jalaluddin, had filed the petition on October 26 through his counsel, seeking a probe by an independent agency. He had demanded a stay on the trial in a Faridabad court in this regard.

The 16-year-old Junaid Khan was stabbed to death on a local train at Ballabhgarh in June this year following an argument over seats. The murder triggered nationwide outrage. 

Junaid and his cousins Hasim Moin and Shakir Moin had boarded the EMU train going from Ghaziabad to Mathura after Eid shopping on June 22. The accused, along with around a dozen other persons, boarded the train at Okhla and ordered Junaid and his brothers to give them their seats. When they refused, they brutally beat the three and also stabbed them and dumped them at Asaoti railway station in Palwal district.

Police made five arrests in the case.

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