Additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla on Thursday granted permission to one of the accused to inspect the mobile phone of 20-year-old Manisha Thakur, who had died of drug overdose in October last year.
The court allowed the application moved by accused Dilpreet Singh through his counsel wherein he sought permission to inspect the mobile phone, SMS and calls made from Manisha's phone.
UT police had arrested three youths - Rajat Beniwal, 20, resident of Sector 51, Kamal Singh, 22, of Sector 56, and Dilpreet, 20, of Phase 10, SAS Nagar - for allegedly throwing Manisha into a rivulet near Rajpura after she had died of drug overdose in October last year. The trio is facing trial for culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
Mobile phone of Manisha, daughter of Joginder Singh, owner of Nukkad Dhaba, Sector 22, was recovered from accused Kamal.
The UT police on December 30, 2014, had procured call details and cell tower location of Manisha as well as accused Rajat and Dilpreet for investigation. However, none of the details were submitted in the chargesheet raising a question mark on police's investigation in the case.