Published On : Fri, Oct 28th, 2016

Gokulpeth Murder : Deceased mother demands CBI probe as cops go slow

gokulpeth-nagpurNagpur: Finding the cops going at snail pace in probing the broad day light murder of her son, a mother has approached the the judiciary, praying for a CBI or CID enquiry into the incident.

Her son Sachin Somkuwar alias Sachin Dudhya (34) was shot dead at Gokulpeth market in broad daylight a few days ago.

A division bench comprising Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Atul Chandurkar issued notices to state home secretary, commissioner of police (CP) and Ambazari police station, asking them to file a reply before November 22.

Meena Somkuwar, through counsel Rajnish Vyas, moved the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court contending that the prosecution messed up investigations and also allowed the media to publish images of accused persons, thus defeating the very purpose of identification parade. She also demanded suitable compensation from the government.

Vyas further contended that the Supreme Court had handed over investigations in similar cases to the CBI.
Somkuwar was murdered over an old rivalry by five to six assailants on September 29 at around 2pm. They fired ten rounds at him, of which one pierced his head, killing him on the spot, while his accomplice was badly injured. Ambazari police filed murder charges against four accused, who were later arrested.

The Bollywood-style killing sent shock waves in the city as it took place near the chief minister’s residence and raised serious question marks over security of citizens.