The UT Police Wednesday filed a challan against Himachal Pradesh Doon MLA,Ram Kumar Chaudhary,and nine other accused in the murder of Hoshiarpur girl,Jyoti Kumari,charging them of murder and forgery. The challan was filed by investigating officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP),Virendar Singh,before the court of Civil Judge (Junior Division),Amit Verma.
Challan was filed against Ram Kumar Chaudhary,Gurmeet,Dharampal,Paramjeet,Tilak Raj,Harbhajan,Asheesh,Nirmal,Baljeet and Kamaljeet.
Chaudhary,Gurmeet,Dharampal,Paramjeet,and Tilak Raj have been charged for murder and are in judicial custody.
Asheesh was charged with issuing SIM cards on fake identities while Harbhajan,Nirmal,Baljeet and Kamaljeet have been charged with providing protection to Chaudhary while he was on the run. All the five accused are out on bail.
In over a 1,000 page chargesheet against the MLA and other accused,police have named nearly 60 people as witnesses.
55 handwriting samples taken
Ram Kumar Chaudhary was produced in court Wednesday where police took 55 handwriting specimens of the MLA. As per police,the specimens were taken to match with the signatures and writings on the five vouchers of the deposits that were made into Jyoti’s bank account and on the records of Jindal nursing home where the girl was taken by the MLA to abort her baby.
While the handwriting samples of the MLA have been successfully matched,police are trying to ascertain as to who over-wrote on the documents of the nursing home.
The police have sought the production of the MLA in court on April 5.
Role of MLA under scanner in another murder case
The SIT team headed by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Panchkula) Ashwin Shenvi,Investigating Officer and Assistant Commissioner of Police (Panchkula),Virendar Singh and ACP (Naraingarh) Suresh Kaushik,is also looking at the possible involvement of Ram Kumar Chaduhary in another murder that had taken place in Chandigarh. A dead body was recovered from Mullanpur area of Chandigarh and we are trying to investigate the role of the MLA in the case, sources said,adding that his links in other criminal cases in Himachal has also come under their scanner.