Contempt of court proceedings demanded in Nithari killings case

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New Delhi, Dec 18 (UNI) An advocate in Nithari killings case today filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking contempt of court proceedings against CBI director Vijay Shankar, SP CBI S J M Gilani, SSP Agra Navin Arora, SP city Noida Paresh Pandey, CBI inspector Ajay Singh and circle officer Dinesh Yadav for extending threat to him and his family members.

Petitioner B P Singh Dhakray has also sought protection for himself, his family members and petitioner Bandana Sarkar, whose husband Jatin Sarkar, the key eyewitness, was found dead under mysterious circumstances.

According to Mr Dhakray, Ajay Singh had threatened him either to withdraw from the case or to face dire consequences. He said his son Shakti Singh, an advocate, is being implicated by Agra police with the Goonda Act.

The petition added that Ajay Singh has also issued death threat on behalf of CBI director and SP CBI as they were inclined to protect and shield the main accused in Nithari killings Maninder Singh Pandher.

The petitioner has also alleged that pressure was also being put on Ms Sarkar to withdraw her petition seeking investigation into the alleged murder of her husband as the local police of Midnapore district of West Bengal was not registering an FIR and till date, no investigation has been initiated.

According to the petitioner, officers involved in the investigation of Nithari killings case were putting efforts to shield the real culprits including Pandher.

Mr Dhakray said murder and rape charges have been dropped against Pandher by the CBI in 10 chargesheets filed by it till date. Special court, Ghaziabad has, however, directed the CBI to charge Pandher with rape and murder in view of the evidence collected so far by Mr Dhakray on behalf of his client Ms Sarkar.

Bone skeletons of about 16 children and one adult girl were recovered from the place adjacent to Pandher's bunglow in Noida and according to the allegations, small girls were subjected to rape before being murdered.

UNI

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