Driver of Prof Sabharwal's son murdered

Driver of Prof Sabharwal's son murdered

Himanshu alleged that Parminder Kumar was found stabbed at Maurice Nagar with stab wounds on Thursday night.

Kumar was out for pasting posters around the DU campus on a “Justice for Sabharwal” campaign.

According to Himanshu, four of them had gone to paste posters and he along with his two friends returned home together, but the driver went back alone.

He said he got a call from police later saying Kumar was found stabbed to death.
Senior police officials could not be reached for comments.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) leaders, who had been accused in the Sabharwal murder case, were let off by a Ujjain court recently.

Asked whom he suspected in the murder of his employee, Himanshu said he could not name anybody.

“I don’t know who is behind the murder. But who can have a problem in us organising a protest or a candlelight vigil against the injustice done to my father,” Himanshu said in an apparent reference to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, however, termed the allegation of its involvement in the murder “ridiculous”.

“If he (Himanshu) is alleging that the ABVP is behind the incident, it is ridiculous,” its vice-president Vikas Dahiya said.

According to Himanshu, he received a call from Kumar’s wife that he had not reached home. “I told her that he would reach soon but around 2.30 am, I got a call from police that he had been murdered,” he said.

Himanshu also claimed that the police told him that there were five to seven stab wounds. “Police told me that he was stabbed somewhere else and the body was dumped at the spot later,” he added.

A police official said they were trying to trace the details of calls made on Kumar’s cell phone.

Prof Sabharwal, head of the political science department of Madhav College, Ujjain, died in August 2006 after a fracas in the college over the student union elections when he was allegedly beaten up by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad activists.

Six Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad men accused in the murder case were acquitted by the court on July 13 for lack of evidence.

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