Published on: 16 July 2023 at 01:50 IST
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court, seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the death of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader during a recent protest in Patna.
The PIL raises concerns about the circumstances surrounding the leader’s demise and calls for an impartial investigation to ascertain the truth.
The PIL, filed by a concerned citizen, highlights the importance of a fair and transparent inquiry into the incident to ensure justice for the deceased BJP leader and maintain public trust in the judicial system.
It alleges that the circumstances of the leader’s death during the protest are shrouded in uncertainty and require a thorough examination by an independent investigative agency.
The petitioner argues that a CBI or SIT investigation is necessary to uncover any potential foul play, identify those responsible for the incident, and bring them to justice. It stresses that a comprehensive probe would not only serve the interests of justice but also help prevent any future occurrences of violence during protests.
The petition comes in the wake of a protest held in Patna last week, where clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement personnel turned violent. During the unrest, the BJP leader, whose identity is being withheld for security reasons, lost his life under circumstances that remain disputed.
The petitioner contends that given the political nature of the incident and the involvement of a prominent political party, an independent investigation is crucial to ensure a fair and unbiased inquiry.
It argues that the credibility and integrity of the investigation can only be maintained if it is conducted by an agency like the CBI or SIT, known for their expertise in handling sensitive cases.
The PIL also emphasizes the need to protect the democratic fabric of the country and maintain public faith in the justice system.
It states that a prompt and impartial investigation will not only bring closure to the victim’s family but also send a strong message that the rule of law prevails and justice will be served, regardless of political affiliations.