PRESS RELEASE – Manav Singh Case
In Manav Singh’s case, the chargesheet was filed against the 2 main individuals under Sections 305 and 34 IPC which are grave offences with imprisonment up to of 10 years. However, it remains that despite continuous follow ups with the police and the courts by Manav’s parents and their legal counsel, several persons directly involved in this tragic incident and witnesses thereto have been deliberately kept of the investigation’s purview.
Our hands are tied up by a defective police who has taken money from all the accused and hasn’t done anything despite repeated applications by us as well as well reprimands by the presiding magistrate on their callousness.
That the police has been compromised through bribery and conceit is clear through the major deficiencies in the investigation. Despite information obtained though private efforts by Manav’s parents about several people who were aware what actually conspired that night, the police have deliberately failed to include their names in the chargesheet.
But perhaps the most glaring sign of incompetence is that despite key witnesses who came forward by themselves to give information regarding guilt of accused and truth of the incident, the police has not examined them at any point in the last 8 months.
The chargesheet was filed on 29.1.21 against which a Protest Petition u/s 173(8) CRPC was filed by the counsel representing Manav on 19.2.21 stating the glaring deficiencies of the police inquest.
In the latest hearing before the juvenile court on 24.3.21, the police were directed to file their reply by 6.4.21 whilst making clear that this was their final opportunity to do so.
All that can be said at this moment in time is that we are hopeful court will see the extremely glaring way in which the inquest was done and chargesheet was compiled which only make it easier for the accused persons to get a discharge from ;
All that can be said at this moment is that we are hopeful on the next date of hearing the Court will take notice at the glaring errors in the inquest procedure as well the exclusion of key persons as accused in the chargesheet. The police have deliberately created a weak chargesheet without material evidence or witnesses so that it becomes easier for the accused to obtain a discharge order.
We will be putting our contentions with utmost fervour in the pursuit of justice for Manav Singh.
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