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Police opposes CBI probe into Shobit murder

delhi Updated: Oct 31, 2011 23:06 IST
HT Correspondent

Opposing a plea seeking a CBI probe into the murder of IT student Shobit Modi near his Vasant Kunj residence in May, the Delhi Police on Monday told the Delhi High Court that they have already questioned over 1,100 people in the case.

The police told Justice Mukta Gupta that several police teams have been working under the supervision of DCP (south), but no clue has been found as yet.

“Transfer of the case is not going to enhance the case in any manner. We have questioned more than 1,100 people, including the family members of his girlfriend. Each aspect

in the case is being examined by the police, but nothing has been found so far,” the police said.

Shobit, a student of Manav Rachna University, Faridabad, was stabbed by unknown people near his Vasant Kunj residence on May 5. After the police failed to trace the culprit, his father, Suraj Modi, approached the high court seeking transfer of the case to the CBI.

Accusing the father and brother of Shobit’s girlfriend of being involved in his murder, the slain youth’s family had alleged that the Delhi Police was ignoring vital leads in the case, including the content of the SMSes exchanged between the victim and his girlfriend.

Shobit’s counsel had earlier argued that his client was threatened by the father and brother of his girlfriend in his college a few months before the incident, as they were against their relationship.