Plea to make Sofat’s driver accused moved
PANCHKULA: The prosecution has moved an application in the court of additional district and sessions judge Kanchan Mahi on Tuesday for making the driver of Ludhiana-based doctor, Dr Sumit Sofat, an accused in the fake robbery and shootout case of 2009. It has come out that driver Nelson was a part of the conspiracy. It has been alleged by the prosecution that as per the report of a PGI doctor, the injuries suffered by Nelson were simple in nature and could not be caused by a bullet and there was no exit wound too. The case will come up for hearing on March 5. On July 19, 2009, Dr Sofat complained to the police that Ramesh Pashan and his two sons Vinayak and Abhinav with the help of their driver Ranjit and two other unidentified persons attacked him, injuring his driver Nelson, who received two bullets in his chest. Dr Sofat also alleged that the Pashan family had robbed Rs 33 lakh from his vehicle. When the Panchkula police conducted investigations into the incident, they registered a case on August 8, 2009 against Dr Sofat for planning the incident to fix Pashan and his two sons in a criminal case. Sofat had a dispute with Pashans over a piece of land since 2005. The Pashans produced photographs and a CD showing them present at the ring ceremony of their son Vinayak at the time of the incident.