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Delhi gangrape case: 7 senior cops face departmental inquiry

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 05, 2013
First Published: 00:58 IST(5/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:59 IST(5/3/2013)

Departmental proceedings have been initiated against seven senior police officers for dereliction of duty in connection with the December 16 gang rape incident.


The police officers include four IPS officers overseeing the police control room and traffic police and two others. This raises the total number of police and government officials who face action over the incident to 11.

Meanwhile, three police officers, who arrested one of the accused in the December 16 gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl here, testified as prosecution witness before the fast-track court on Monday.

Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna is recording the evidence of witnesses during in-camera proceedings and the media has been restrained from reporting the case.

The three officials, who had arrested accused Pawan Gupta, deposed as prosecution witnesses today. The court recorded the statement of one more witness.

The judge, who is recording evidence in the case on a daily basis, could not hold the proceedings since February 27, as there was some bereavement in his family.

The five adult accused are facing trial in the case for rape and murder of the girl, who died on December 29, 2012, in a Singapore hospital as a result of the grievous injuries.

(With agency inputs)

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