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Farmer who died in Republic Day violence had no gunshot wounds: UP and Delhi police to HC


New Delhi, February 26

The 25-year-old farmer, who died after his tractor overturned in the course of the protesting farmers’ tractor rally on Republic Day, didn’t undergo any gunshot wounds, the police of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have advised the Delhi High Court.

The police of the 2 states have made the submission relying upon the autopsy and x-ray reviews, given by the District Hospital at Rampur in UP, which prima facie state that “there was no gunshot injury in the body of the deceased”.       

Delhi Police has stated that in accordance to the autopsy report the younger farmer died due to a head damage on account of the accident and all his accidents have been potential in a highway accident.

The submissions have been made in response to a plea by the deceased’s grandfather—Hardeep Singh—claiming that the sufferer suffered gunshot accidents to his head.

The petition, filed by way of advocates Vrinda Grover and Soutik Banerjee, has sought a court-monitored SIT probe into the loss of life of the younger farmer.

The excessive courtroom on Friday listed the matter for additional listening to on March 4.

The Delhi Police, represented by Delhi authorities standing counsel  Rahul Mehra and advocate Chaitanya Gosain, has additionally relied upon the footage collected from CCTV cameras situated on the website—Deen Dayal Upadhyay marg—the place the younger farmer died and stated that he was driving the tractor at excessive velocity and the automobile overturned after hitting the barricades.

It stated that the footage additionally exhibits that the police personnel have been working away for security from the dashing tractor and that none of them fired upon the automobile or the driving force.                  

The Delhi Police has additionally stated that CCTV footage additional signifies that the protestors didn’t take the injured Navreet Singh to any close by hospital and as a substitute they attacked the ambulances that reached the location after listening to in regards to the accident.

It stated that the protestors as a substitute of taking him to the hospital instantly, saved his physique on the highway for 5 hours and then unfold rumours that he was killed in police firing.

The UP police, in its standing report, has said that no FIR has been registered by it in reference to the loss of life as claimed by the petitioner.

“It is further submitted that there is no provision of giving the videography of the post-mortem or original X-ray plates which are medico-legal documents to the family of the deceased by the medical department,” it has stated in its report.

Grover, on the final date of listening to, had advised the courtroom that the way in which Delhi Police has performed itself in the matter “does not inspire a shred of confidence”.

She had stated that the police deserted all procedures, like finishing up inquest proceedings, conducting a autopsy and lodging of an FIR, as required underneath the legislation, even when it was a case of unintentional loss of life.

To this, the Delhi Police has stated that when the reason for loss of life was ascertained by the autopsy report, there was no want for an inquest continuing.

Grover had additionally advised the courtroom that in accordance to a UK-based pathologist, who noticed the video of the incident and additionally perused the autopsy report, the accidents on the sufferer have been per not less than one or two gunshot wounds.

She argued that this indicated that the sufferer misplaced management of the tractor, and it overturned as he was shot by the police personnel. — PTI

This post was published on February 26, 2021 5:02 pm

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