Rupesh Pandey murder case: High court's question to Jharkhand government - why not investigate the case by CBI

Pankaj Prasad
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The Jharkhand High Court has sought an answer on the Rupesh Pandey murder case as to why it should not be investigated by the CBI.

Ranchi: The High Court has asked the government why the investigation of Rupesh Pandey's murder should not be handed over to the CBI. On this point, the state government has been directed to file a reply through affidavit. The court of Justice Sanjay Kumar Dwivedi of Jharkhand High Court on Monday heard a criminal petition seeking a CBI inquiry into the Rupesh Pandey murder case in Barhi, Hazaribagh.

After hearing the side of the applicant, the court directed the state government to file a reply. The court fixed June 16 for the next hearing. Earlier, senior advocates AK Kashyap, Ajit Kumar and Anil Kumar appeared on behalf of the applicant. He told the court that on February 6, 2022, during Saraswati Puja immersion, Rupesh Pandey was publicly lynched by criminals in Barhi.

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In this case, the police did not take any action, but two days later, on February 9, the police had registered another FIR regarding the incident that happened two and a half hours after Rupesh's murder. This FIR was registered under a well-planned conspiracy. It is noteworthy that the petitioner has been filed by the mother of the deceased, Urmila Devi.