Nirupama`s boyfriend to move HC for CBI probe, FIR
Nirupama Pathak`s boyfriend, will move a writ petition in the Jharkhand HC seeking cancellation of FIR against him and demanding a CBI inquiry.
Ranchi: Priyabhanshu Ranjan, the boyfriend
of Delhi journalist Nirupama Pathak, who was dead in her home
in Jharkhand, will move a writ petition in the Jharkhand High
Court tomorrow seeking cancellation of FIR against him and
demanding a CBI inquiry into her death.
Advocate Rajeev Kumar told PTI that he filed a writ
petition, on behalf of Priyabhanshu Ranjan, in the Jharkhand
High Court today seeking the cancellation of the FIR against
him and a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe in
Nirumma Pathak’s murder case.
However, the registry of the High Court returned the
petition due to some technical flaw and asked him to file the
same on Tuesday, Kumar said.
"We have filed a writ petition in the high court seeking
the cancellation of the FIR against the petitioner and stay on
investigation by the state police as the same was faulty and
self contradictory", he said adding "we have also sought a CBI
probe in the death of Nirupama Pathak".
He said the petition has sought to restrain the police
from taking any coercive action against Priyabhanshu.
He said that how can police investigate the matter on the
basis of two "contradictory" FIRs.
A stay has been sought on the FIR filed by the police
against Priyabhanshu on the charge of cheating, rape and
abetment to suicide filed by police on the instructions of a
Koderma court, Kumar said.
Earlier, the Koderma police had filed an FIR against
Nirupama`s mother Sudha Pathak, after which she was arrested
and charged with her murder.
Kumar said "we have also prayed to the court to restrain
the police from tempering with the evidence in the case".
A team of Koderma police had questioned Priyabhanshu and
some common friends of him and Nirupama in New Delhi.
Earlier the SP Koderma Kranti Kumar had interrogated the
family members of the girl.