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Police refuse to give clean chit to teacher

Even two days after allowing her to secure bail, the Delhi police are yet to give a clean chit to Uma Khurana, reports Harish V Nair.

delhi Updated: Sep 13, 2007 03:00 IST
Harish V Nair

Even two days after allowing her to secure bail, the Delhi police are yet to give a clean chit to Uma Khurana.

The police on Monday did not oppose her bail application saying they had not come across any evidence till then. But during a hearing in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, DCP Madhup Tiwari filed an affidavit pointing to a specific act by Khurana which as per the submission by police counsel Mukta Gupta was an offence under Section 5 of the Immoral Traffic Act (procuring girls for prostitution).

“Initially, she took the stand that she was threatened by Virender Arora and was forced to deliver the girl to the reporter Prakash Singh, but later on she admitted to the police that she did deliver the girl, Rashmi Singh, to the reporter thinking that she was a prostitute as she did not want to miss a lucrative export business deal promised by Singh”.

The affidavit, however goes on to say that “Khurana has not been found to be involved in any organized prostitution racket of schoolgirls as shown in the sting operation and that part of the sting operation was stage-managed”.