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Prof's death: Court admits plea against MP CM

September 06, 2006 19:36 IST
Last Updated: September 06, 2006 22:02 IST


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A local court has admitted a plea against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, alleging concealment of evidence and indulging in rhetoric prior to a Criminal Investigation Department probe into the August 26 death of a college professor, Harbhajan Singh Sabharwal, in violence following an abrupt postponement of a students' union poll.

Parties concerned have been issued notices summoning them on September 15 in the court of Judicial Magistrate Vidhi Saxena before whom the petition was filed by Prof Sabharwal's son Himanshu.

The petition was admitted under sections 201 and 203 of the Indian Penal Code.

Himanshu's counsel Kailash Nagar said: "Summons were issued to Sub Divisional Magistrate Manoj Pushp, City Superintendent of Police Manoj Singh and the district hospital's senior physician, Kishore Nagar. After recording their statements, the bench will decide whether to summon the chief minister."

Prior to ordering a CBI probe, the chief minister had described the death as accidental and not murder.



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