A preliminary inquiry has been ordered by a Delhi court on Wednesday,in a complaint seeking registration of FIR against city Transport Minister,Transport Commissioner and others,alleging that the December 16 gangrape incident had occurred due to their corrupt activities.
Special Judge Sangita Dhingra Sehgal directed the crime branch of Delhi Police to conduct the inquiry within four weeks and submit its report by April 4.
RTI activist Vivek Garg had sought the registration of FIR against the Transport Minister,the Transport Commissioner and others for allegedly committing offences of corruption,cheating,criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy.
The court said that instead of FIR,preliminary inquiry has to be conducted in accordance with a Supreme Court judgment.
The judge said the apex court judgment has made it clear that whenever senior officials are named in a complaint,a preliminary inquiry has to be conducted before directing registration of FIR.
Earlier on Wednesday,DCP Crime Branch Kumar Gyanesh appeared before the court in pursuance of its summons. He told the court that an FIR has already been registered against Dinesh Yadav,the owner of the bus in which the 23-year-old girl was gangraped and the police is already probing the role of transport department officials in issuing him permits and licenses on the basis of forged documents.
Gargs counsel Jairam and Ajay Goel,however,contended that their allegations are different from the FIR that has already been registered by the police.
Yadav,35,was arrested on January 2 and booked for cheating,criminal conspiracy and giving false statement on oath. He had allegedly submitted false information to the State Transport Department to get the registration certificate and the permit for the bus.
Police oppose plea for CBI probe into cops death during anti-gangrape stir
New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday opposed a plea,which sought a CBI probe into the death of Constable Subhash Tomar,saying that third party intervention should not be allowed in a criminal case. Tomar died of complication,which were allegedly triggered after he was injured during the December 16 anti-rape protests. The Delhi High Court was hearing the plea of advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal seeking a CBI probe into the case alleging contradictions in statements of various officials,including city police commissioner Neeraj Kumar,on the reasons of Tomars death. The matter has been posted to March 12.
Delhi Gangrape: HC notice to cops on plea to use interview as proof
New delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi Police to respond to a plea of the December 16 gangrape accused stating that they be allowed to use the CD carrying the interview the victims friend gave to a private news channel,as evidence. Issue notice to Delhi Police. Put up for final disposal of the petition on March 5, Justice G P Mittal said.
The court was hearing the petition filed by Ram Singh and his brother Mukesh,challenging an order of a special fast track court,by which they were not allowed to exhibit the CD of the interview telecast on January 4.