Allahabad HC will harken PIL on death of journalist Jagendra Singh in August


The Allahabad tribunal fastened first week of August because the next date of hearing on a Pacific International Line seeking directions for a CBI probe into the killing of a Shahjahanpur-based journalist.

The date was fastened by a vacation bench of justices Arun Tandon and Anil Kumar when extra Advocate General nightingale Godiyal submitted that the matter was unfinished within the Supreme Court. The bench aforementioned that visible of the submission, list the case within the first week of August.

As per the sooner directive, the written report within the case was filed on Wednesday, that was taken on record.. He alleged that clear the investigation was informed towards suicide theory of journalist.

On July 16, a vacation division bench of justices Shri Narain Shukla and Pratyush Kumar had directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file written report at intervals a week within the murder of journalist Jagendra Singh.

The journalist was allegedly assault family members by policemen on a month throughout a raid at his house at Vikas Colony in Sadar Bazar, Shahjahanpur. Singh died throughout treatment at a hospital in Lucknow on Gregorian calendar month eight.

An First Investigation Report was registered against Minister of State for Backward Welfare Ram Murti Singh Verma and 5 others, as well as the policemen, at Puwayan station of Shahjahanpur by the victim’s son Raghvendra.

The FIR was lodged beginning sections 302 (murder), 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 504 (intentional insult with intent to impress breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

The journalist had reportedly invited Verma’s ire by posting reports on Facebook concerning alleged “illegal” mining activities and land grabbing by the minister.