Finding the Haryana crime branch "wishing away the death case as suicide," the Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday handed over the probe into the murder of Karam Singh, former sarpanch of Kambopura village in Karnal district last year to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The murder case allegedly had the involvement of two Congress MLAs Om Parkash Jain and Jile Ram Sharma. The directions came from the bench headed by justice Mahesh Grover, on a petition filed by deceased's son, Rajender, seeking CBI investigation while raising questions on the probe of state crime branch's special investigation team.
Karam Singh, 60, was brutally murdered on June 7, 2011 at Karnal after which an FIR was registered on the same day under Sections 302 (murder) 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code at police station civil lines, Karnal.
The bench while pronouncing the judgment said, "conclusion arrived by the investigating agency are too simplistic and merely aim at wishing away the facts…"