HC slams police for evasive report

Published: 22nd December 2012 09:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd December 2012 09:59 AM   |  A+A-

The Delhi High Court on Friday found the probe status report filed by the city police ‘evasive’ and slammed them for not providing details of officers on night patrol in the area covered by the bus, in connection with the gangrape of a paramedical student on Sunday. A Bench comprising Chief Justice D Murugesan and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw perused the report for about seven minutes, before terming it ‘evasive’. “The reading indicates that none is at fault. It is an evasive report. You have not given any details of police officers who were on patrol duty. We will write in our order that a comprehensive report is not filed,” Justice Murugesan stated.

 By an order dated December 19, the Bench had directed the police commissioner to file details of the police officers on patrol duty in the area and the action taken in this regard. “Nothing to this effect is found in the report. It has to be a little more elaborate,” the Bench noted. The Bench has ordered the police to file a detailed report at the earliest. “We make it clear that a report giving all the details be filed without any delay,” it said.  Najmi Waziri, appearing for the Delhi police, agreed that more details should have been furnished before the court. “Entire bureaucracy is seized of the matter and our primary focus is to investigate the case,” he added. He, however, assured the Bench that a more elaborate report would be filed later. Justice Murugesan expressed his concern over the functioning of the forensic labs, while he enquired about the DNA tests.    

 An advocate Meera Bhatia said that the girl should get the best treatment and pleaded that the victim should be shifted to the Apollo Hospital here. Justice Murugesan pointed out that in the order passed on Wednesday, the Bench had already directed that if required, the girl should be shifted to a super speciality hospital. The Bench posted the matter to January 9 for further hearing.


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