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BMW probe going nowhere, anger pours onto streets

india Updated: May 14, 2012 02:56 IST
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Nine days after a rashly driven BMW rammed into another car, killing two of its occupants and grievously injuring three others, the Gurgaon Police’s probe is moving at a snail’s pace.

With no arrests made, the outrage among the people poured onto the city’s streets on Sunday as hundreds joined a candlelight procession to demand a speedy investigation.

Gurgaon Police commissioner KK Sindhu said a special investigation team (SIT) had been formed to probe the case. But how does the police explain its inaction so far despite definite leads in the case?

Using the car’s registration number and mobile phone call records, the BMW’s owner Devendra Sehrawat and his son —a suspect —could have been traced. There’s also an eyewitness to the accident, who is willing to help identify the culprits.

It was only after HT traced Sehrawat, who runs a fleet of over 1,000 cars, that the police woke up and issued a legal notice to him to join the probe. The police initially ignored questioning Daksh Jaiswal, one of the occupants of the BMW. Only after media pressure grew did the police issued notices to Sehrawat’s son Suraj, who was allegedly driving the car.

Sindhu refuted allegations that the police probe was being influenced. He maintained that the case went haywire because the suspects weren’t cooperating. “This is why we have formed the SIT. Anyone who refuses to cooperate will be booked now,” he said. A lookout notice has been issued against Suraj.