November 26, 2022

A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad said it was a public interest litigation

NEW DELHI: Declaring it a “public interest litigation,” the Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a paid PIL ordering the transfer of investigations into the Shraddha Walkar murder case from Delhi police to the Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) has requested.

However, the court did not provide any information on the amount of the costs.

A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad said the litigation was in the public interest and not a single cause had been established.

The plea alleges that the presence of the media and the public at locations where confiscations are conducted constitutes evidence degradation.

It has been alleged that the Delhi Police have disclosed every detail regarding every step of their investigation to the media and public figures and this is not allowed by law.

Aaftab Amin Poonawala, 28, is said to have strangled Shraddha Walkar and saw her body into 35 pieces, which he kept in a refrigerator at his home in Mehrauli, South Delhi for nearly three weeks. He then threw the body parts around the city in the middle of the night for several days.

Police said the couple had frequent arguments over financial issues. It is believed that a fight between them resulted in Poonawala killing 27-year-old Walkar on the evening of May 18.

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