Himanshi death case: Chargesheet against MP Kashyap, wife, son in Ghaziabad

  • Peeyush Khandelwal, Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2016 23:37 IST
The forensic reports have remained inconclusive regarding the circumstances that lead to Himanshi’s death. (HT File Photo)

The Ghaziabad police on Saturday submitted a chargesheet in connection with the mysterious death of Himanshi, member of parliament Narendra Kashyap’s daughter-in-law. She was found dead with a bullet injury to her head at her in-laws’ house in Sanjay Nagar on April 6.

Manish Mishra, the investigating officer and circle officer (city) said that police prepared and submitted a chargesheet to the chief judicial magistrate (CJM) on Saturday.

“A chargesheet has been filed in the court of CJM against the three accused who are lodged at Dasna jail. It is filed against MP Narendra Kashyap, Devendari, his wife, and Sagar, his son. The investigation is continuing against the three other accused who are also their family members,” Mishra said.

It is up to the court to either to accept the chargesheet or return it with directions or pass necessary additional orders. If the court accepts the chargesheet, the accused will face trial according to the legal procedure.

“We have also mentioned the contents of the two forensic reports from FSL Agra and FSL Lucknow in the chargesheet. The two reports have remained inconclusive about the probable reasons and circumstances leading to Himanshi’s death,” Mishra said.

The Agra FSL report indicated that there was no gunpowder found on Himanshi’s hand swabs while the second report, from FSL Lucknow, could not draw conclusions about the reasons and circumstances that led to her death. The second report was prepared after experts reconstructed the scene of the crime at MP Kashyap’s house.

Himanshi was found dead with a bullet injury to head and was rushed to a private hospital on April 6 by her in-laws. However, there was a delay in informing the police, who reached the scene of crime nearly an hour after the incident.

Himanshi’s family had lodged an FIR against six persons, including MP Narendra Kashyap. Since then, her father Hiralal Kashyap, a former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) politician from Badaun district, had opposed bail pleas of MP Kashyap and also moved the Allahabad high court for fair trial.

Hiralal had also approached police several times and raised apprehensions about his safety and security while attending the court hearings.

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