Junaid lynching: HC stays trial proceedings

Junaid lynching: HC stays trial proceedings

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday stayed the trial court proceedings in the alleged lynching of 17-year-old Junaid Khan, who was stabbed to death on a train in June.

A division bench of the high court also issued a notice of motion to the Haryana government and the CBI on his family's plea seeking a probe by the central agency into the matter.

"The high court stayed the trial proceedings of the court in Faridabad," said Arshdeep Singh Cheema, the counsel for Khan's father Jalaluddin.

The plea for a CBI probe into the killing of Junaid Khan came up for hearing before the division bench comprising Justices Mahesh Grover and Raj Shekhar Attri.

Khan's father had last week challenged the November 27 judgement of a single bench that dismissed the petition seeking a CBI probe into the lynching by filing an appeal.

The high court single bench had said, "during the course of the hearing, the complainant has not been able to show that there are serious flaws in the investigation, which would lead to the conclusion that the same is shoddy or tainted. Besides, there is nothing to show that the incident has any national or international ramifications. It is, thus, not a fit case to exercise extraordinary power to hand over the investigation to the CBI," the high court single bench had said.

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