Ten days after a 19-year-old motorcyclist was shot dead by a Delhi Police Inspector,reportedly trying to stop a group of bikers from performing stunts in the high-security area in Central Delhi,Karan Pandeys mother wants a case of murder registered against the officer.
The Commissioner of Police has called me to speak to him tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 am. But I want a case to be registered and a fair investigation carried out in the matter. There is no chance of any compromise. I will give my life but not spare my sons killer. I want to see that Inspector behind bars, Karans mother Manju Pandey said.
Separated from her husband for more than 15 years,Manju,who has now lost her only son,said she was not going to settle for anything less than life imprisonment for the officer who shot him dead.
She has not only submitted a written complaint to the police but also to the Chief Ministers office,the Lieutenant-Governors office and the National Human Rights Commission,demanding registration of a case under Section 302 (murder) against Inspector Rajnish Parmar,who fired at the youth.
How could he open fire at an innocent boy who was not even riding the bike? The polices duty is to protect and not to kill. He is a murderer in uniform and should be suspended with immediate effect, she said.
Manju said she has been running from pillar to post to collect evidence against the Inspector. She alleged that he had earlier figured in two FIRs one of wrongful confinement and assault registered in Timarpur on December 31,2009,and another case of forging a document and criminal conspiracy,also registered in Timarpur on October 17,2009.
How can a tainted officer,who has two cases filed against him and a departmental inquiry pending,move around scot-free? Looking at his past record,we know that he is a fearless officer and can do anything in a fit of rage. Also there is no evidence that stones were being pelted at police and that they opened fire in self-defence. Had he been suspended earlier,my son would have been alive, she alleged.
The police were,however,silent on the allegations.
Manju further alleged that she had been going to the police station for the post-mortem report of her son but she was being sent back everyday on the ground that it might hamper the investigation in the case. What are they hiding? I want to see how many bullets hit my son and where. But they are not giving me the report. The lower-rank personnel tell me that they do not have the orders from the higher authorities, she alleged.
She said she wanted to see if his son was shot from close range. If he was shot from close range then the officer could have just thrown a lathi at him. It is enough to throw a biker off balance. Why did they choose to shoot? she asked.
My relatives,friends… the public is with me. They know how I have raised my son. I do not want to take out a candle-march or a protest and disturb the law and order situation in the capital. All I want is that the police should do justice. I have lost my only support and will fight till the end till justice is done, she said.
Meanwhile,the NHRC has sought a report from the Police Commissioner in the case.