Swaroop Nagar senior sub-inspector Anil Mishra said things shouldn't be an issue for others, though another source in the police department said this was done to ensure alcohol traces in Suri's blood were wiped out. He said cops had pressurised Amit's grandfather to submit the FIR on charges of rash driving and not elaborating on details intending to ensure easy bail.
When the news reached Gupta, he had pulled up Vivek for imposing only bailable sections on Suri and directed that section 304 be applied. But, said Amit's brother-in-law Deepak Joshi, an hour later, Gupta asked the station head not to make any changes and ensure Suri's bail at earliest. SP city Bharat Singh Yadav confirmed he had been asked to impose the more severe section 304 of IPC, but soon the order was contravened.
Joshi said he had approached the circle officer, SP city, senior SP and others, asking them to invoke more relevant sections of the IPC and Motor Vehicle Act, but the officials asked him not to intervene in policing. He said he had been told Suri's family had strong contacts and couldn't be harmed. Vivek said, "Senior officials have no authority to force us to alter the case into severe charges." District police chief Amitabh Yash said juniors had been asked to stick to legal parameters.