HC reserves order on CBI probe in Shobhit case

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a man`s plea for CBI inquiry into the murder of his son Shobhit Modi, an IT student.

Last Updated: Nov 01, 2011, 18:49 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved
its order on a man`s plea for CBI inquiry into the murder of
his son Shobhit Modi, an IT student, near his south Delhi
residence in May this year.

Justice Mukta Gupta reserved the order after the counsel
concluded their arguments on a plea by Shobhit`s father Suraj
Modi for transfer of the investigation from Delhi Police to
CBI.

20-year-old Shobhit, a student of Manav Rachna
University, Faridabad, was fatally stabbed by unknown persons
near his Vasant Kunj residence on May 5, this year.

Accusing the father and brother of Shobhit`s girlfriend
of being involved in his murder, the slain youth`s family
alleged that the city police was ignoring vital leads in the
case, including the contents of SMSes exchanged between the
victim and his girl friend.

Counsel for the petitioner argued that the victim`s
family members had supplied the mobile phone, laptop to the
police for investigation but nothing was found till date.

"Police have failed to analyse the contents of the SMSes
and the victim`s interaction with his friend about his affair
with the girl," the counsel submitted, adding there was no
motive of robbery behind the murder as the victim`s belongings
were intact.

The lawyer submitted his client was threatened by the
father and brother of his girlfriend in his college a few
months before the incident as they were against their
relationship.

PTI