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Police chief hopeful of accused’s conviction

gurgaon Updated: May 18, 2012 00:28 IST
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The city police on Thursday expressed happiness over the court order allowing them to collect the blood sample of Suraj Sehrawat, the main accused in the BMW hit-and-run case.

“We have no doubt about his (Suraj’s) conviction now,” Gurgaon police commissioner KK Sindhu told HT.

The police say the probe against Suraj will get a shot in the arm because of the court order. However, defence lawyer Vishal Gupta said that even if Suraj’s blood sample matches with the ones collected from the car, it can’t prove he is guilty.

“We have always maintained that Suraj was in the car, but not at the driving seat. The police’s purpose of framing him will not be served by matching the blood samples,” he said.

The court has already rejected Suraj’s test identification parade as demanded by the police. The police are banking on a few eyewitnesses in the case. Though the police set up a special investigation team under an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) ranked officer on May 13, it sat on the case till media pressure grew. Till May 10, the police had not been able to trace the BMW owner and father of the accused, Devendra Sehrawat, despite having the car registration number.