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Dead cartoonist's father urges HC to reopen case

The Delhi High Court has summoned case records of the trial court pertaining to the murder of 'Outlook' cartoonist Irfan.

india Updated: Jan 21, 2007 16:00 IST

The Delhi High Court has summoned case records of the trial court pertaining to the murder of 'Outlook' cartoonist Irfan in which the five accused have been acquitted due to lapses in the police investigation.

Justice Reva Khetrapal summoned the trial court records to be produced on May 24, this year for further hearing of the matter on a petition filed by the father of the deceased seeking re-investigation of the case by an independent investigating agency.

The petitioner Mansoor Bhai, father of Irfan, also sought the court's direction to the police to initiate a departmental enquiry against those erring police officers, who were responsible for faulty investigation in this case.

Appearing for the petitioner, counsel Anup J Bhambani submitted before the court that the prosecution had failed to produce the photographs showing stab wounds received by Irfan at the time of incident.

He also argued that the deceased had received 28 stab wounds all over his body, but not a single photograph was produced by the police showing the wounds.

The prosecution in this case had failed to prepare a site plan which was an important piece of evidence in the entire investigation to prove that the body was found near Ghazipur, the counsel added.