Not road rage,colleagues killed my son,says father

The family of Delhi Police head constable,who was killed in an alleged road rage case while on an assignment in Meerut,has filed a complaint with the UP Police claiming that Sanjeev Malik was killed by “officers accompanying him” on May 15.

Written by Shalini Narayan | New Delhi | Published: May 21, 2012 1:38 am

The family of Delhi Police head constable,who was killed in an alleged road rage case while on an assignment in Meerut,has filed a complaint with the UP Police claiming that Sanjeev Malik was killed by “officers accompanying him” on May 15.

The Meerut police have accepted the complaint and are investigating the case,meanwhile,the Delhi Police said they “are working in tandem with the Meerut police”.

Head Constable Malik’s father Paleram,who lives in Saharanpur in UP,had approached the Kankar Kheda police station in Meerut on Saturday with the complaint.

He alleged that Malik’s murder was staged and that the officers accompanying him had made it appear like an incident of road rage.

Malik’s brother-in-law Kavinder told Newsline that the family doubts the police version of Malik’s death. “We doubt the entire episode. We think Constable Sachin and Constable Vivek Tomar,who accompanied Sanjeev,are involved. And if they aren’t involved directly,they know exactly what happened that day. The Meerut police has assured us that the case will be solved soon,” said Kavinder,a resident of Dhindhawali village in Muzaffarnagar.

The Meerut police now plans to analyse the call details of the three policemen. Sources said the last call made by Malik was at 5.11 pm,minutes before the incident.

“Since a case of murder under Section 302 has already been registered,the fresh complaint will be probed alongside. No new case will be filed,” said an officer of Meerut police.

In Delhi,DCP (South) Chhaya Sharma said: “The case is under investigation. We are working in tandem with the Meerut police.”

On May 15,constables Malik,Sachin and Vivek Tomar were attacked allegedly by unidentified miscreants on Bhola Road in Idrispur village of Meerut.

Malik suffered two bullet injuries and Sachin was injured in the hip. Vivek Tomar,who was driving the WagonR car,rushed them to Subharti Hospital in Meerut. Malik succumbed to injuries here.

The assailants,police were told,were also in a white WagonR. Tomar could only spot the fact that the car had a UP registration plate.

An eyewitness to the incident,Pradhan Vijender Singh Saini said he saw the policemen lying on the ground after the assailants fired at them. “I noticed that one of the police officers had a gun in his hand,but he was unable to shoot,” he said.

An investigating officer in the Delhi Police said: “The family should also have some proof to support their argument.”

The case is being probed by three police teams each from Delhi and Meerut. Also,experts from Delhi Police are investigating the case.

Sources in the Meerut police said they have some vital clues and have identified a few of the suspects.

“We are preparing sketches of the accused persons based on the description the victims gave us,” said an officer of Meerut police.

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