Dipti’s return only due to police efforts, media pressure, says father

  • HT Correspondent, Ghaziabad
  • Updated: Feb 16, 2016 08:45 IST
Ghaziabad: SSP Dharmendra Singh disclosing the identities of the five accused, arrested in connection with the abduction of Snapdeal executive Dipti Sarna, at Sihani Gate police station in Ghaziabad on Monday. (PTI)

Dipti Sarna’s family watched the proceedings after the arrest of five of her abductors at Sihani Gate police station in Ghaziabad on Monday afternoon.

“Her return had been only through the efforts of police and even the media pressure that helped the accused let her free,” said Narendra Sarna, Dipti’s father.

He said the police asked them not to speak to the media about the case. “Even Dipti is not in a condition to speak,” said Sarna.

For a couple of minutes on Monday afternoon, the family was given a nod by Sihani Gate police officials to allow Dipti to speak about the incident.

“I have told everything to the police. I do not wish to narrate it further. I have no comments on whether I would be able to travel by metro or autos in the future. But, some steps should be taken so that such things don’t happen again in future,” Dipti said.

Superintendent of police Salman Taj, however, said police did not disallow the family from speaking to the media.

“It was their choice. We said the details of the case should not be shared as it could hamper investigation,” he added.

Relatives and neighbours accompanied the Sarna family at the station.

Meanwhile, police said that a major clue that led them to the abductors was the operation of two mobiles procured using the same ID.

It was found that the two numbers were frequently in contact with another when Dipti was abducted. “The same photograph of the prime accused was on the two IDs. How could a person be talking to himself frequently? We followed their movements and the locations which were headed to Kami village,” said a police officer.

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