HC stays trial in Junaid killing case, issues notice

Chandigarh, (IANS): The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday stayed trial court proceedings in the case of teenager Junaid Khan, who was stabbed to death in a train in Haryana’s Faridabad district in June.

A Division Bench comprising Justices Mahesh Grover and Raj Shekhar Attri issued notice of motion to the Haryana government and the Central Bureau of Investigation on the plea by Junaid’s family for a stay on the trial and a CBI probe.

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Junaid, 16, was fatally stabbed following an argument over seats in a train, triggering nationwide outrage. The trial in the case was going on in a Faridabad court.

Junaid’s father Jalaluddin challenged a November 27 order of a single judge of the High Court, who dismissed the plea for a CBI probe by saying there was no evidence to show that the Haryana Police probe was flawed.

Jalaluddin had filed the petition on October 26.

After Eid shopping in Delhi on June 22, Junaid and his cousin brothers Hasim Moin and Shakir Moin had boarded the EMU train moving from Ghaziabad to Mathura. The accused, along with around a dozen other persons, boarded the train at Okhla and ordered Junaid and his brothers to vacate their seats.

When they refused, the accused brutally beat up the three and stabbed them and dumped them at Asaoti railway station in Palwal district. The police made five arrests in the case.