On Wednesday, the UP Government informed Allahabad High Court that it has transferred the investigation in the BHU Missing Student Case to CB-CID.
Despite the best efforts made by the police, missing person could not be traced, the State counsel submitted before the court. The State Government has decided to handover the matter for the further investigation to CB-CID and request to its effect has already made to the Director General, CB-CID by the State Government in its letter dated 29.10.2020
The submission before the bench of Justice Pritinker Diwaker and Pradeep Kumar Srivastava was made in PIL filed by Advocate Saurabh Tiwari, an alumnus of the Banaras Hindu University, in relation to the missing student Shiv Kumar Trivedi, who allegedly disappeared from the Police custody in February this year.
On the next hearing date i.e. January 05 2021, the Court has asked the Government to file the latest investigation report done by the CB-CID.
On the last two days i.e. 03rd September and 25th August, the bench had orally observed that if the local police are unable to find the missing student, it should be ready for a CBI probe in the matter. Advocate Tiwari had been demanding the CBI probe into this matter.
The Chief Justice in the previous hearing in the matter, led the bench had slammed the Police authorities for filing a ‘vague affidavit’ instead of giving a complete statement of facts that led to disappearance of the BHU student.
The special team has already been constituted and efforts are on to search the missing student Shiv Kumar Trivedi, SSP Varanasi told the High Court.
As per facts in the letter, Trivedi was picked up by police personnel’s from the M.P. Theatre ground, BHU on February 12 and was taken to the Police Station Lanka, District Varanasi.
Ever since he is missing and his father made several complaints to senior police officials of Varanasi, registered IGRS complaints, etc.
Case Title: Saurabh Tiwari v. State of UP
Case No.: PIL No. 819/2020