A city court discharged a man in an accident-related death case after six years of trial, as the police had implicated the youth by manipulating evidence and creating false witness.
Abhishek Kaushik was on his way home on his motorcycle on February 2, 2005, when hit a man, Deep Chand, near a flyover in south Delhi.
An injured Chand, in his statement, told the police that he was drunk when was trying to cross the road. Chand had recorded his statement in a conscious state and told the police that the motorcyclist, Kaushik, was not at fault so no case should be made out against him.
The doctor, in the medical examination, too, confirmed Chand's intoxicated condition.
Chand succumbed to his injuries on March 1, 2005.
Sandeep Sharma, counsel for Kaushik, told the court: "Police forged Chand's dying declaration accusing Kaushik for his death. Moreover, Chand's original statement where he owned up to his fault was never produced in court."
"Merely because an accident involving a motor vehicle took place and resulted in the death of a person, it is not sufficient to infer negligence on the part of the accused," metropolitan magistrate Amit Arora said.