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Crime branch to inquire into inmates’ claim

delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2011 00:28 IST
Delhi Police

An inspector of a special team of the crime branch of Delhi Police has been appointed as an inquiry officer to probe the allegations that two inmates of Tihar jail were supplied with arms to kill in jail the former Commonwealth Games Organising Committee officials arranged in a graft case.

“It has been intimated to the court that DCP Crime has been directed to appoint an inquiry officer by the office of the Police Commissioner and Inspector Sushil, posted in special team, crime, has been appointed an inquiry officer in the case,” Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Sunil Chaudhary said.

The Delhi Police intimated the judge about this after the court had directed the Police Commissioner to appoint a competent officer to inquire into this matter. The court had asked the investigating agency to file its inquiry report, undersigned by the DCP crime, every Saturday.

The court was earlier irked over the inquiry report, filed by ACP Sumer Singh, saying it did not talk about the source of the knife. The ACMM had said the official has failed to inquire into the matter properly and directed the Commissioner to appoint another officer to inquire into the case and intimate it about this till February 14. The police, in the report, had said there was no evidence to support the claim by inmates Nishant and Amit that they were supplied with arms to kill the OC officials. The duo had claimed they were offered arms to eliminate two of the three former OC officials TS Darbari, M Jayachandran and Sanjay Mahendroo.