An official of a mobile service provider on Saturday told a Delhi court that the telephone number of the victim of the sensational Dhaula Kuan gangrape did not belong to her.
"The mobile number in question belonged to one D Rajagopalan, a resident of Safdarjung Development Area and did not belong to the girl," RK Singh, nodal officer of Airtel, told Additional Sessions Judge NK Gupta.
Police, in his chargesheet, had said the mobile number was that of the victim and the accused was carrying her number on a piece of paper in his pocket.
Singh, deposing as second defence witness, also produced the records of the company, to claim the mobile number did not belong to the victim.
Manoj Sharma, advocate for accused Ajeet Katiyar, also examined a constable as a witness to highlight the discrepancy in the police records regarding the time of arrest.
According to records, the accused, after his arrest, was in Delhi Cantt police station at around 3:45 am on May 13, 2005, Sharma said.
However, the accused, according to the chargesheet, was shown arrested at around 3:45 am on the same day at Ghazipur in far off east Delhi, he said.
Katiyar and co-accused Danda, Jat and Tappe had abducted the girl from a north-eastern state at around 2.15 am on May 8, 2005, from Dhaula Kuan when she was walking back home after buying food from a roadside eatery and raped her in a moving car, the prosecution alleged.