Shivali suicide: Lawyer moves HC for CBI probe

Demanding a CBI probe into the incident where a Jalandhar girl had committed suicide after she was allegedly humiliated by a traffic inspector and her photographs clicked by two photo journalists,Advocate Ranjan Lakhanpal moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:September 11, 2012 1:09 am

Demanding a CBI probe into the incident where a Jalandhar girl had committed suicide after she was allegedly humiliated by a traffic inspector and her photographs clicked by two photo journalists,Advocate Ranjan Lakhanpal moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday.

Shivali (19) allegedly committed suicide after being photographed by journalists called by Traffic Police Inspector Balwinder Kaur on August 30. The incident took place when the car Shivali and her friend were travelling in hit another near a police checkpost set up prevent incidents of eve-teasing. Kaur intervened and allegedly called photo journalists to the spot. Shivali objected to her photographs being clicked,which the journalists claimed would be published,but to no avail. Later,she allegedly jumped in front of a running train.

Alleging that there are serious allegations against police officers and thus,a fair investigation cannot be expected,Lakhanpal demanded that for an independent and fair trial,the case should be handed over to the CBI. Lakhanpal’s petition,will come up for hearing this week,has also demanded ban on moral policing.

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