Three of the five persons,who were arrested in connection with the abduction and rape of a BPO employee in south Delhi,refused to undergo a test identification parade.
The accused Kamru,Shahid and Iqbal refused to undergo the exercise at the jail though two other arrested Shamshad and Usman had undergone the TIP last week and were identified by the 30-year-old victim.
Shahid and Iqbal refused to undergo the TIP at Tihar Jail while Kamru,the gang leader,told the court that he would not undergo the exercise,sources said.
The BPO employee was walking towards her residence in Moti village near Dhaula Kuan in South Delhi along with one of her colleagues after being dropped by their office cab on November 24 when the incident took place. The gang allegedly forced her into their vehicle and sped it off with her.
The first arrests were made by police on December 2 when they apprehended Usman and Shamshad from Dhaujj. Shahid,another suspect,had surrendered to the police in Faridabad in connection with another case and was later arrested.
The fourth one — Iqbal alias ‘Bada Billi’ was apprehended on December 4 from Fatehpur Beri in Sohna district of Haryana by a team of Delhi Police.
Kamru,who has earlier managed to give slip to police despite a team managing to spot him,was apprehended last night.
A Delhi court yesterday sent Shahid alias ‘Chhota Billi’ and Iqbal to Tihar Jail under judicial custody for two days for their identification by the victim,while remanding Shamshad and Usman in five days of police custody for their interrogation.
Reacting to the trio’s decision not to attend TIP,Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H G S Dhaliwal said it could go in prosecution’s way.
“Their decision will go in our favour. The court will take into notice that the accused had refused to undergo Test Identification Parade (TIP),” he said.