Supreme Court to hear plea filed by DU professor Nandini Sundar accused of murder

The Chhattisgarh government assured the SC that it will not arrest Sundar in connection with the alleged murder of a tribal person in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Published:November 15, 2016 11:47 am
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a plea filed by Delhi University Professor Nandini Sundar, who has been named as an accused in the alleged murder of a tribal person in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The Chhattisgarh government on last Friday assured the Supreme Court that it will not arrest Sundar, in connection with the alleged murder of a tribal person in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

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The state government told this to the apex court division bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur and also comprising Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel while replying to the plea filed by Sundar. While telling the court that no coercive action would be taken against Sundar, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the state would submit to the court its report in a sealed cover before the next date of hearing on November 15.

Earlier, refuting charges of murder Nandini Sundar said it was part of the state police’s vendetta against all researchers, journalists, lawyers and activists who have been critical of their fake encounters and mass gang rapes, adding that she would take up the matter legally.

“It’s part of the Chhattisgarh Police’s vendetta against all researchers, journalists, lawyers, activists who have been critical of their fake encounters, their mass gang rapes of women and the complete lawlessness of the police. This FIR against us is absurd. We haven’t even been to the area for five months. We will be taking it up legally,” Sundar told ANI.

Sundar and 10 others have been booked for the murder of a tribal in Sukma. Sundar has been named in a complaint by the wife of Shamnath Baghel, who was killed by Maoists last Friday in his village in Maoist-hit Bastar.

Baghel had been leading a campaign against Maoist activities since April and had recently formed the “Tangiya (axe) group”. Baghel and other villagers had in May lodged a complaint against Sundar and others for allegedly inciting tribals against the police.

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    Pawar RS
    Nov 15, 2016 at 6:53 am
    Slowly but surely such people have to be eradicated once for all and their time has come ..
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      A villager
      Nov 15, 2016 at 7:37 am
      Not going to area for 5 months can also be part of murder plot. No need to murder someone by his/her own hand, it can contracted. Lot of criminal let gone judiciary, add one more in the list.
      1. P
        Nov 15, 2016 at 8:41 am
        Brilliant investigation by officer Kalluri. He deserves accelerated promotion and a police medal for exceptional work.
        1. K
          Nov 15, 2016 at 9:10 am
          She is guilty to the gills, and yet will get away with murder! Guess it pays to have friends in high benches! In India, justice is both ruthlessly dela and conclusively denied.
          1. M
            Nov 15, 2016 at 6:42 am
            I hope truth will prevail. But Indians must note that these Delhi Professors are also part of the Lutyen's Delhi Club. They have access to the Indian Supreme Court and, may be, to Kabil Sibal and Indira Jai Singh. Baghel's widow and her family do not have such privileges, nor the Chattisgarh Police. Media campaign is also only members of the LD Club.
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              Narayan Srikanth
              Nov 15, 2016 at 6:57 am
              The trial by the media declaring her a innocent is already over. The judges were from the court of Lutyens Delhi Clubs and had all the infamous courtiers from media. Now the SC will hear this case and SC is also part of the privileged lefties in Lutyens. Why do we have the HC s in different states ? Or is it that these privileged cles in Delhi Lutyens alone who are privy to the SC all at an instant
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                Rakesh Katyal
                Nov 15, 2016 at 6:56 am
                Mallya to Sundar , courts will always give escape route to scoundrels
                1. M
                  Nov 15, 2016 at 7:23 am
                  This Maoist supporter, murderer and criminal gang will definitely get away with this just like Govindachamy the rapist and murderer of that girl in Kerala got away because it's India. Lawless, order less! Why is the court uring a potential criminal that she would not be arrested? The entire judicial system is corrupt. Before getting rid of these criminals, we should first get rid of these criminal judges who exploit their power and make people lose confidence in judiciary. Letting that beggar criminal Govindachamy free was a big blow to the security of the people. He is going to do the same in ten future. He is going to be a part of the society and continue with his rapes and murders.
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