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Man who filed FIR wary of cops

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 13:05 IST
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NO ARRESTS were made by the police even today in the case of death of Madhav College’s Prof H S Sabharwal, nor any accused were named, while the five ABVP workers arrested in connection with manhandling Prof M L Nath were released on bail. The case in Prof Sabharwal’s death, registered under Section 302, was still against unidentified accused.

The ABVP activists released today were Hemant Dubey, Sudhir Yadav, Satish Sharma, Parmanand Bhargava and Gagan Raghuvanshi. The police produced them before the Additional CJM court. The arrests were made under Section 147 and other sections of the IPC.

Although, the police were facing immense criticism for failing to name the assailants particularly after the post-mortem report confirming the cause of death as assault and not heart attack.

The police cited lack of witnesses for their inability to proceed in the ‘murder’ case of Prof Sabharwal but they were unable to earn the confidence of peon Koman Singh Sanger, who came forward to file an FIR about the teacher’s death. Sanger had to be admitted to the district hospital today after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness after police questioning.

It was on Sanger’s report that a case under Section 302 had been registered by police. This put a question mark on the style of functioning of the cops, as Sanger was allegedly grilled in such a manner that he was now avoiding the police.

Sanger’s wife told the Hindustan Times that the police summoned her husband last evening to question him about the assault on Prof Sabharwal. He returned home at about 11 pm, but was under considerable stress, she said. Sanger was taken to the hospital this morning and was first admitted to the C Ward, and later on shifted to the ICU.

He told reporters that although he did not know the assailants’ names, he would be able to identify them by photographs. He said rough questioning by the police last night might be the reason behind his condition.

Superintendent of Police Jaideep Prasad himself had interrogated Sanger. The SP said Sanger was quizzed on whether he would be able to identify the assailants. The SP said that the peon did not name anybody and was told to come again on Monday for

further investigation. However, he was admitted to the hospital this morning, Prasad added. Prasad denied the charge that Sagner was treated badly and added that they needed a comprehensive statement from a person filling an FIR.