HC transfers Shobit murder case to crime branch

The Delhi High Court today transferred the investigation into the murder of IT student Shobhit Modi, who was fatally stabbed near his South Delhi residence, to crime branch of Delhi Police.

Last Updated: Nov 04, 2011, 11:31 AM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today
transferred the investigation into the murder of IT student
Shobhit Modi, who was fatally stabbed near his South Delhi
residence, to crime branch of Delhi Police.

Justice Mukta Gupta, while declining a plea by Shobhit`s
father Suraj Modi to transfer the investigation from Delhi
Police to CBI, directed that the probe should carried out by
the crime branch of police.

"The investigation to be carried out by the crime branch
of Delhi Police under the direct supervision of the DCP
concerned," Justice Mukta said.

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

Shobhit`s father had filed a petition before the High
Court seeking transfer of the case to CBI alleging that the
police has failed to find any clue about the culprits although
police was given all the evidences including Shobhit`s laptop
and mobile phone data.

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

Opposing the plea for transfer of the probe, the city
police had told the court that it already examined over
1,100 people in the case.

The Delhi Police counsel, during the previous hearing had
submitted that several police teams were working under the
supervision of DCP (South) but no clue was found as yet.

PTI