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Cops say Luke’s confession irrelevant

india Updated: May 22, 2012 00:09 IST
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Amidst reports that Luke Pomersbach confessed to molesting an American woman and assaulting her ‘boyfriend’, Delhi Police claimed that his statement had no relevance in the case.

According to sources, Pomersbach in his confessional statement, told investigators that he had inadvertently touched the victim and was under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place at the hotel room in Delhi on Friday morning.

Asked if Pomersbach’s confessional statement was recorded officially, a police officer said that he made the confession during his interrogation by police, soon after he was arrested on Friday.

Denying the reports, Ajay Bhargava, Pomersbach’s lawyer said, “It is incorrect to say that my client had recorded a confessional statement. Pomersbach has not confessed to anything and the reports are false and baseless.”

According to Bhargava, they have been told that the investigators would approach Pomersbach again and ask him to join the investigation, next week.
Claiming that Pomersbach’s confession was not important in their investigation, a senior investigating officer said that his statement was inadmissible before the court of law and that he could deny it before the court.

Pomersbach, who was granted bail by a city court on Saturday, is in Mumbai and will have to stay in India till the case against him is closed.