Ujjain: Slain professor's son attacks Chouhan

They were booked for murder following their identification by Komal Singh Sengar, a college peon.

india Updated: Sep 05, 2006 23:51 IST

Himanshu Sabharwal, the son of slain professor HS Sabharwal, on Tuesday said he would file a police complaint against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for allegedly interfering in the probe into murder of the teacher.

"I am going to file an FIR against Chouhan for interfering in the probe in my father's murder and protecting the culprits," Sabharwal said in his hometown Ujjain.

HS Sabharwal, who was supervising students' union elections at the Madhav College in Ujjain, died on August 26, following an attack by unruly students who were protesting the cancellation of the polls.

The incident left the country shocked. Governor Balram Jakhar termed it as height of indiscipline and degradation of human values.

Congress general secretary and former chief minister Digvijay Singh, who reached Ujjain on Tuesday, held "the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) culture" responsible for the professor's death.

"This is RSS culture. Instead of standing with the grieved family of the professor, the ruling BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) was felicitating who has been accused of his murder," Digvijay Sigh said.

The Congress leader was referring to reports that Shashiranjan Akela, an accused in the Sabharwal murder case, was felicitated in the jail by BJP workers.

Akela, president of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students' wing of the BJP, and Vimal Tomar, the organisation's general secretary, allegedly led the mob that attacked the teacher.

The duo have been remanded to judicial custody for 10 days, but protesting teachers are not happy with the way the state government was handling the case.

While police had failed to nab the two leaders, they surrendered last week but were booked only in the case of manhandling ML Nath, another professor of the college who was injured in the mob attack.

They were booked for murder following their identification by Komal Singh Sengar, a college peon.

First Published: Sep 05, 2006 23:51 IST