Allahabad HC asks for efficient officers to probe SHIATS case

Allahabad, (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Feb. 13 : The Allahabad High Court on Monday asked the Director General of Police (DGP) of the state to come up with the names of best police officers who can be assigned to investigate the SHIATS case.

Also, the criminal history of the accused, including former Samajwadi Party MP Atiq Ahmed has also been summoned.

On December 14, 2016, Atiq Ahmad, along with his henchmen, allegedly barged into the compound of SHIATS in Naini and assaulted the staff and management officials of the institute for taking action against two students, who were debarred from examination after they were caught cheating during examination.

Hearing a writ petition filed by Ram Kishan Singh, security officer of SHIATS, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale and Justice Yashwant Varma directed the Superintendent of Police, Allahabad to file status progress of investigation of the case.

However, the court made it clear that if Atiq wanted to surrender in this case, he can surrender before the high court and no other court shall consider his surrender application till next date of hearing on February 13.

It has been alleged in the petition that police were not investigating the case properly..

Source: ANI