CBI notified on Rajbir's murder
The Centre issues a notification to the CBI to probe the murder of Delhi Police's encounter specialist Rajbir Singh, who was allegedly shot dead by his friend .Updated: Apr 07, 2008 21:34 IST
The government on Monday issued a notification to the CBI to probe the murder of Assistant Commissioner of Delhi Police Rajbir Singh, who was allegedly shot dead by his friend in Gurgaon last month.
"The notification was issued by the Department of Personnel after the Haryana government made a request for the same following demands from the public," official sources said.
The CBI after completing the formalities would decide whether the agency requires to register a case or not. Under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, the CBI would have to give its concurrence for taking up the case.
Delhi Police's encounter specialist Rajbir Singh, whose career had its share of both glory and controversy, was gunned down allegedly by a property dealer in Gurgaon on outskirts of the national capital on March 24.
The property dealer Vijay Bhardawaj was arrested immediately after the murder. The accused claimed before the media that he had pumped bullets into the head of the ACP out of fear as he owed some money to the victim.
The controversy further became murkier after the police claimed that the gun recovered from the property dealer belonged to a Haryana Police official, who had lost it during the duty.
Singh's family had demanded a CBI probe claiming that they did not expect to get proper justice in the case. Later state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced that the state government would handover the probe to the CBI.