- Delhi-UP Police gave affidavit in Delhi High Court
- Said, no bullet injuries were found anywhere on the farmer’s body
- The grandfather of the deceased has filed a petition in the High Court in the case
On Republic Day (26 January) under the Kisan Movement During the tractor parade Farmer Navrita Singh’s death has not been caused by the bullet. Police from Delhi and Uttar Pradesh told the Delhi High Court that gunshot wounds were not found anywhere on the 25-year-old farmer’s body. The police of both the states said this on the basis of the postmortem and X-ray report given by the district hospital of Rampur in Uttar Pradesh. The report states prima facie that ‘there were no marks of gunfire on the deceased’s body’.
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Police said that post mortem report and X-ray medical report etc. cannot be given to the complainant as there is no such provision in the law. The police have also said that the relatives of Navrita have not properly understood the post-mortem report. The police claim that the procedure has been followed completely in this case according to the law. The Delhi High Court will hear the next hearing on 4 March. This statement was made in response to a petition filed by Hardeep Singh, grandfather of the deceased Navrita. The petition claimed that the deceased was shot in the head. In the previous hearing, a bench of Justice Yogesh Khanna in the Delhi High Court had also sought a status report from the Delhi Police considering the demand for an SIT probe.
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Significantly, during the tractor parade held on Republic Day in protest against the Agricultural Law, Navrit Singh was killed by turning over the tractor on ITO. Navdeet’s grandfather Hardeep Singh, who hails from Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh, had filed a petition in the Delhi High Court demanding that the court direct the constitution of SIT to conduct an impartial inquiry into the extent of the case. Advocates appearing for Delhi Police Rahul Mehra had said in the court that we have no problem in sharing the documents and CCTV footage. He also sought time from the court to file a detail status report. He said in court that this is an unfortunate incident. I do not have a status report yet. CCTV footage is being tested. A general FIR has been registered in this regard, in which further investigation is being done. We have received instructions that this matter was with the UP Police. The post-mortem and x-ray took place in Rampur. The petitioner is the grandfather of 65-year-old Navrita, who has been constantly questioning the Delhi Police. He has demanded the SIT to conduct an inquiry into the matter. The Delhi Police says Navrita died of a tractor overturning, while Navrita’s grandfather alleges that his grandson died of a bullet.