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All accused students acquitted, Sabharwal’s son to move SC

bhopal Updated: Jul 13, 2009 21:07 IST

After a Nagpur court acquitted all six ABVP activists, accused of beating to death Prof H S Sabharwal in Ujjain, the slain teacher’s son on Monday said he will file an appeal against the judgement in Supreme Court.

“I will appeal against the Nagpur court judgement within four days in the Supreme Court,” Himanshu told PTI over phone.

Professor Sabharwal, head of Political Science Department at Madhav College, died, three years ago, after he was allegedly beaten up by Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad activists amidst a fracas over student union elections in the college. He had later succumbed to his injuries in a hospital.

The Supreme Court had transferred the case to Nagpur following an appeal by Himanshu to transfer the case to a non-BJP-ruled state as all the accused belong to student wing of the ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh.

“It was Supreme Court’s decision that police cannot go back on its statement during the trial but in this case, they have retracted from their earlier statements,” he said.

“Secondly, if the ABVP members were not guilty then why they were kept in the prison for so long in a BJP-ruled state,” he asked?