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Ujjain prof's murder case: Witnesses turn hostile

The prosecution suffered a major setback when two main witnesses -Komal Singh and Manohar Dodia - turned hostile.

india Updated: Feb 05, 2007 17:36 IST

The prosecution in the much publicised Professor Sabharwal murder case on Monday suffered a major setback when two main witnesses turned hostile.

Trail in the case began at the court of District and Sessions Judge Anil Kumar Sharma with recording of statement of prime witness and applicant Komal Singh Sanger.

Prosecutions advocate Vikram Singh Sikarwar said Komal Singh denied identifying any of the six accused saying that he had not named anybody before the investigating agency.

Komal Singh, according to the advocate stated that he had seen the mob attacking the professor and was unable to recognize the assailants. Similarly, another witness Manohar Dodia stated that he came to the scene after the attack.

Professor Harbhajan Singh Sabharawal was killed during the student body elections at government Madhav College here on August 26, 2006. The CID had made six Akhil Bharatiya Vidharthi Parishad activists including its then state president Shashi Ranjan Akela as accused in the case under Section 302 of the IPC. Both Komal Singh and Dodia are employed in the college.

First Published: Feb 05, 2007 16:21 IST