The investigation has been handed over to CBCID from police custody into the case of missing student Shiv Kumar Trivedi student of Banaras Hindu University. City SP Vikas Tripathi of Varanasi has given this information to the court by filing an affidavit. According to city SP, the state government has handed over the investigation to the CBCID on October 29. Petition advocate Saurabh Tiwari has demanded a CBI inquiry in the petition. The case was heard in the Division Bench headed by Justice Pritikar Diwakar. The next hearing in the case will be on 4 January 2021.
Student missing from six months
Shiv Kumar Trivedi, a resident of Panna district in Madhya Pradesh, is a B.Sc. second Year student at BHU. He is missing after he was taken into police custody from Lanka police station. It has been more than six months since he went missing. In this case, advocate Saurabh Tiwari wrote a letter to the Chief Justice, which the court accepted as a PIL and started the hearing. Subsequently, SSP Pathak of Varanasi told the court that a special team has been formed to locate the missing student. Police is making sincere efforts to trace him. At the same time, departmental action has also been taken against the negligent officers.
Police said the student ran away from the police station
Shiv Kumar Trivedi was detained by the police on 12th February 2020 from the university’s Amphitheatre Ground. A student studying with Shiv called the 112 and informed the police that he was standing in an unusual position in the ground. The police had told the court that the student who was in the police station on February 12, fled from there the next day. Since then no details about him are available. However, the police later caught a mentally deranged person. DNA and biometric tests have to be done to identify him.