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Inspector’s kin want CBI inquiry

Alleging that police had framed an accident case, relatives of the Delhi Police Inspector who died after allegedly being hit by a drunk driver, protested right outside the cremation ground after performing the dead cop’s last rites.

delhi Updated: May 29, 2010 23:31 IST
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Alleging that police had framed an accident case, relatives of the Delhi Police Inspector who died after allegedly being hit by a drunk driver, protested right outside the cremation ground after performing the dead cop’s last rites.

A team of around 60 policemen, which included Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), I B Rani was present at the cremation ground in Punjabi Bagh to attend Inspector Shyam Sundar Pawar’s last rites.

The relatives surrounded the policemen, asking them what they were doing about Inspector Pawar’s murder.

“They told senior police officers they had been reading media reports about Inspector Sundar’s accident but they did not buy them and demanded that a murder case be lodged,” said a senior police officer requesting anonymity.

Inspector Shyam Sunder, posted at the Kalyanpuri Police Station was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a park in the adjoining Purana Quila in the early hours of Friday morning.

Pawar’s brother, Budh Ram said, “We do not buy the theory that after being hit, my brother, who was well-built, could be tossed over the 12-foot walls of the Old Fort and fall 45 feet away from the place of impact.”

He added, “We demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry because we think the police is not investigating the case properly.”

Forensic experts, who examined the scene of crime, told police that Inspector Sundar first crashed head-on into the Swift car’s windshield, before being flung across the boundaries of the Old Fort, into a park inside.

“Experts told us that accused Gupta was driving in excess of 100 kilometers per hour. Inspector Sundar's family asked us why his legs and hands were fractured and why there was blood flowing from his nose and ears,” said the officer.

“With that impact, all the injuries Inspector Sundar suffered are explained,” the officer added.