Police to seek fresh proof in BMW case
A Delhi Court allows the prosecution to take fresh set of fingerprints of all the accused, including Sanjeev Nanda, in the sensational BMW hit-and-run case.delhi Updated: Sep 01, 2007 20:14 IST
A Delhi Court on Saturday allowed the prosecution to take fresh set of fingerprints of all the accused, including Sanjeev Nanda, in the sensational BMW hit-and-run case.
Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar asked all the three accused to appear before the Court of the concerned Metropolitan Magistrate on Monday to give their fingerprints to the investigating officer of the case.
On Friday, the court reserved its order on the prosecution plea seeking fresh fingerprints of the accused including those of Sanjeev Nanda, grandson of former Navy Chief S M Nanda, to match them with those taken by the police from the car that mowed down six people in 1999.
During arguments, opposing the application, Nanda's Counsel Ramesh Gupta had said though the prosecution's move was apparently to "delay" the trial, he was willing to comply with the directions of the court.
According to the prosecution, Nanda, who was driving his black BMW in an "inebriated" state, had run over six people in the wee hours of January 10, 1999 near Lodhi Hotel.
It alleged that Nanda and his friends, who were travelling in the car, fled the scene of the accident though the police found some bloodstains on the vehicle later.
Police claimed they dusted the car for fingerprints and had sent them for forensic tests.