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Court orders probe against cop for forging evidence

Observing that a witness could not be allowed to “pollute the stream of justice by making a false statement on oath”,a city court has ordered registration of a case against an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Delhi Police for falsifying evidence in a suicide case

Observing that a witness could not be allowed to “pollute the stream of justice by making a false statement on oath”,a city court has ordered registration of a case against an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Delhi Police for falsifying evidence in a suicide case.

The court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau has also asked police to conduct a departmental inquiry against ASI Kanti Prasad,for fabricating a dying declaration of a girl who had committed suicide.

The woman’s mother had filed a police complaint stating that the 20-year-old had poured kerosene and set herself on fire because a man had refused to marry her.

Doctors testified that the woman had died within 24 hours and had not gained consciousness at any point to give a statement. The court also noted that the declaration was not endorsed by any doctor,and contained the thumb impression of the woman,despite the fact that she was educated and could have signed.

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The court has directed the registration of a complaint under Section 195 of the CrPC to conduct an inquiry against the police officer. The court has also sent a copy of the judgment to the police commissioner for “appropriate action against the erring officers in accordance with law”.

First published on: 18-06-2013 at 02:21:39 am
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