CONGRESS ON Wednesday stepped up pressure on the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, asking it to initiate action against hostile witnesses in the murder of Professor H S Sabharwal and launch investigation as to how it happened.
The demand by Congress spokesperson Jayanti Natarajan came a day after Leader of Opposition in State Assembly Jamuna Devi demanded that all cases related to the incident be transferred to any non-BJP ruled state to prevent any adverse impact on the prosecution of the accused.
Akela hearing adjourned
THE HEARING on the bail plea of Sashi Ranjan Akela, one of the main accused in the Prof Sabharwal death case, was adjourned on Wednesday till February 23.
During its previous hearing on February 9, the Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court had called for the case diary and summoned the investigating officer for queries. Government advocate Gokul Singh Chauhan and defense counsel Vivek Singh appeared in the court of Justice S S Dwivedi on Wednesday.