Three days after an accident between an Audi and a Tavera that left three killed and two injured,the Chandigarh Police on Friday claimed to have solved the case with the arrest of four persons.
According to the police,Rajat Kapoor was drunk and driving the Audi in a rash and negligent manner. Gurpreet Singh,Harsimran Singh and Prabhjit Singh accompanied Rajat.
Caps of beer bottles were recovered from the offending vehicle. On investigation,it was found that Gurpreet had thrown the beer bottles out of the car, said DSP Ashish Kapoor.
Rajat,25,is a resident of Sector 4 in Panchkula and has a degree in Bachelors of Dental Surgery. He assists his father in business.
DSP Satish Kumar said,Statements of the eyewitnesses also helped in identifying the accused.
As per available information,on the night of July 22,Rajat had gone to visit his in-laws in Phase-10,Mohali. Rajat,along with a friend and brother-in-law,left the residence around 11.30 and went towards Sector 9. Thereafter,while they were on Sector 17/18 dividing road near light point,the Audi ran over the divider hitting a pole,and rammed into the Tavera.
Rajat had shopped at Elante Mall before reaching the residence of his in-laws.
A group of four friends had gone on vacation at Dharampur,Himachal Pradesh. On Sunday night,they had booked a cab for Sector 17 bus stand,Chandigarh,to catch a Volvo bus for Delhi. All the four students are residents of Vaishali in Ghaziabad,near the border of Delhi. While the cab was heading towards Sector 17/18 light point,an Audi coming from in front,took a right turn and rammed into the Tavera.
On July 24,the Chandigarh Police constituted a SIT to investigate the case. The SIT members were DSP Ashish Kapoor,DSP Satish Kumar,Inspector Gurmukh Singh (SHO of Sector 17 police station) and Crime In-charge Ranjodh Singh. However,after the formation of SIT,Ranjodh Singh was not found to be working in the team.
The callousness shown by the police in handling the case resulted in suspension of a Sub-Inspector and transfer of three police officials.