Un­clear footage hin­ders CP probe

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: A day af­ter a cou­ple was robbed at gun­point near Con­naught Place, the cops have scanned the CCTV footage from at least half a dozen cam­eras, but none of them could pro­vide a clear pho­to­graph of the ac­cused.

Mean­while, a po­lice team on Satur­day also vis­ited the cou­ple’s house to record their state­ment on their al­le­ga­tion that the cops wasted five hours dis­cussing ju­ris­dic­tional is­sues, fol­low­ing which they have ini­ti­ated an in­quiry against the po­lice­men who at­tended them.

The hus­band, Vinod Singh Bhan­dari, said he de­scribed the route he took to es­cape the rob­bers to the cops, fol­low­ing which the in­ves­ti­ga­tors re­turned with some footage. “But none of them were clear. I have also sug­gested them to scan the footage from the cam­eras around C-hexagon as I sus­pect the men fol­lowed my scooter from a dis­tance,” he added.

The cops are also scan­ning through the dossiers of the crim­i­nals with a sim­i­lar phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance and try­ing to match them to the im­age in the footage.

Bhan­dari said he drove through KG Marg to reach Tol­stoy Marg to evade the crim­i­nals. But, as he reached Tol­stoy Marg cross­ing, he as­sumed that the crim­i­nals had stopped fol­low­ing them and de­cided to take a U-turn to pick up a bag he had dropped a few me­tres away. How­ever, as soon as he took the Uturn, the ac­cused reap­peared.

“I found a lot of CCTV cam­eras in­stalled at the shops and road­side, but the cops are yet to show me the footage with a clear im­age of the ac­cused,” he claimed. The cou­ple, mean­while, has sought the case to be trans­ferred to a spe­cialised unit for probe. Bhan­dari’s wife, Am­rita Bohra, who suf­fered a frac­ture on her shoul­der due to the fall from the scooter, un­der­went a surgery on Satur­day to re­lo­cate her shoul­der bone.

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