The Supreme Court has directed the Bihar government to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the father of youth Anurag Poddar, who was killed in the Munger shooting incident last year. During the hearing on Friday, the Supreme Court has said this while upholding the decision of the Patna High Court. At the same time, despite the directions of the High Court, the state government was reprimanded for not paying the compensation, as well as their petition was also dismissed.
Know what the Supreme Court said in the whole
A bench of Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice MR Shah criticized the attitude of the state government on the decision of compensation given by the High Court. The court said the manner in which the investigation was conducted in the matter was shocking and questioned the role of the then Superintendent of Police in the incident. Referring to the High Court’s observation, the bench said that the police officers are relatives of a politician of the ruling party. Also the police failed to conduct proper and timely investigation in the matter.
The court dismissed the petition of the Bihar government
On the other hand, advocate Manish Kumar, appearing for the Bihar government, told the bench that the investigation is still going on in the matter, so the compensation order should be stayed for the time being. This is because till the completion of the investigation it cannot be said that it was the fault of the police. However, the bench rejected his plea and said that there was negligence on the part of police in fair investigation and compensation could be paid for that negligence. Fair investigation is part of the fundamental rights of the victim and their family members.
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The court said it was shocking. Why was there not timely investigation in the firing case by Munger police? Why was there a delay in registering the FIR? According to the High Court’s finding, the then SP was a relative of a politician of the ruling party, which affected the investigation of the case.
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Learn about the case in detail
It may be noted that a youth (Anurag Poddar) was killed and several others were injured in firing and stone pelting during an idol immersion procession in Munger on October 26, 2020. The Patna High Court had given important directions while hearing a writ petition filed by Amarnath Poddar, father of deceased youth Anurag Poddar on 7 April. In this, the court had directed to get the matter investigated by the CID. Along with this, an order was given to give 10 lakh rupees as compensation to the victim’s family. Questions were also raised on the attitude of Lipi Singh, who was the then SP of Munger, in this matter.