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CBI court closes evidence,to record statement of accused on April 2

The CBI court on Tuesday closed the evidence in the suicide and rape case of Rohtak woman,Sarita,in which a few police officials were under the scanner for allegedly sexually exploiting the woman.

The CBI court on Tuesday closed the evidence in the suicide and rape case of Rohtak woman,Sarita,in which a few police officials were under the scanner for allegedly sexually exploiting the woman.

The court of Najar Singh closed the evidence in the case and listed the case for recording the statements of accused for April 2. As many as 43 witnesses had been examined in the case by the court.

The Investigating officer (IO) had recently told the court that the Haryana Police had failed to probe the allegations levelled by the woman in 2008 that she was asked by police officials to cough out money to get a case withdrawn against her husband,who was caught in a theft case,and was subsequently raped at a police station in Rohtak.

On March 20,IO Satish Duggar was called for cross-examination in the case,and he revealed that there was a failure on the part of the Haryana Police to probe the allegations. The CBI had earlier pointed out that the woman was asked to cough out Rs 6,000,and after she failed to pay the money she was raped at the police station.

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The CBI has call detail records to prove that the woman was called to the Rohtak police station and was later raped. Apart from the assistant sub-inspector Seelak Ram and head constable Balraj,who were booked in the case,the role of senior officials is also under the scanner.