The Supreme Court has sought reply from the Madhya Pradesh government on a plea seeking CBI probe into the alleged disappearance of a UP-based businessman from the state and his production.
A bench comprising justices Dipak Misra and Shiva Kirti Singh also issued notice to Madhya Pradesh ADGP Purushottam Sharma and two others and sought their response in four weeks.
The plea was filed by one Sachin Diwan whose father has been allegedly missing since March 15, 2016, from Dabra in Madhya Pradesh, where he was engaged in work of supply and commissioning of a ‘jaggery plant’ run by the brothers of Sharma.
“That the father of petitioner (a resident of Muzaffarnagar (UP) is missing since March 15, 2016, from Dabra Madhya Pradesh and there is every apprehension that some untoward has happened with him and/ or he is forcibly kept under confinement by the respondent 2 (Sharma) and his two brothers respondent (3&4),” the plea said.
The plea alleged that the senior police official posted at police headquarters at Bhopal has been completely managing and running the plant ‘Priya Organic Jaggery Pvt Ltd’ and due to dispute over payment of dues for the work done on the plant there are apprehension that the father of the petitioner has been kept under confinement.
“The father of the petitioner became the complete victim of the circumstances and the respondent no. 2 used his complete official powers and big status in the state of MP, where the plant is erected and commenced by the petitoner. All throughout the respondents delayed the payment on one pretext or the other, and also entered into an agreement for another site at Datia also in MP, though till date no payment has been received for new work,” the petition further said.
The petitioner said police at Muzaffarnagar is not entertaining the complaint as they have no jurisdiction over the matter and asked him to approach Madhya Pradesh Police or court.
The plea sought issuance of direction to produce the father of petitioner and probe by an independent agency like CBI to inquire into the matter.
( Source – PTI )