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12 days after BMW crash,probe crawls

Twelve days after a speeding BMW crashed into a Tata Indigo,killing two including a pregnant woman,the police are still to make an arrest in the case and the probe appears to be making little headway.

Twelve days after a speeding BMW crashed into a Tata Indigo,killing two including a pregnant woman,the police are still to make an arrest in the case and the probe appears to be making little headway.

On Thursday,a Gurgaon court rejected a request for the test identification parade (TIP) of Suraj Sehrawat,prime suspect in the case. But police have been allowed to take Suraj’s blood samples.

Sources said one reason why an identification parade request was turned down may have been the publication of Suraj’s photographs by some newspapers.

Police said a forensic expert had gone to the site of the crash and collected traces of blood from the BMW. Now,police will try to match Suraj’s samples with those found in the car.

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ACP Bhupinder Singh,who is in charge of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the crash,said,“The court direction is with the police but I have not gone through it. I cannot confirm any development.”

The police have also recorded statements of eyewitnesses.

Police have been maintaining that there were only two persons in the car — Suraj and his friend Dakshesh Jaiswal.

After Dakshesh’s statements were recorded,one Rajesh,claiming to be the driver of the BMW car,applied for anticipatory bail. The court rejected his bail plea as he was not an accused in the case. The slow progress in the case has had many wondering why this is proving to be such a tough case to solve.

On the night of May 5,the BMW,being driven at over 100 km per hour,slammed into a Tata Indigo near the IFFCO Chowk. The Indigo’s driver and Kshama Chopra,who was pregnant,were killed. Her husband and parents sustained serious injuries.

The owner of the BMW was not identified immediately. Police claimed it took them time because the car had a Chandigarh registration number plate.