The Asian Age

Court raps po­lice for shoddy mur­der probe

- AGE COR­RE­SPON­DENT

A Delhi court has rapped the Delhi po­lice for its shoddy probe in con­nec­tion with a mur­der case and ac­quit­ted the ac­cused of the killing say­ing it was un­for­tu­nate that sense­less killing of a hu­man was go­ing un­pun­ished.

The court noted that the tes­ti­monies of the wit­nesses were un­re­li­able and the probe was shoddy and there­fore the con­vic­tion could not be brought on the ac­cused. The court then ac­quit­ted Kr­is­han, a res­i­dent of South Delhi, of the charges of mur­der and arms act.

“Oc­u­lar ev­i­dence can not be used to con­vict a per­son for such se­ri­ous of­fence. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion in this case has not been from crime to crim­i­nal but from crim­i­nal to crime, in the sense that first the al­leged crim­i­nals were ap­pre­hended and then the en­tire in­ves­ti­ga­tion ex­er­cise was car­ried out,” the court said.

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