Flutter in court over mystery witness
THERE WAS a drama of sort at the district and sessions court on Wednesday when a person by the name of Tarsem Singh appeared in the court and claimed himself to be a key witness to the Manjunath murder case.india Updated: Jun 08, 2006 00:51 IST
THERE WAS a drama of sort at the district and sessions court on Wednesday when a person by the name of Tarsem Singh appeared in the court and claimed himself to be a key witness to the Manjunath murder case.
Everyone present in the court was taken aback by the sudden appearance of this man. However, the prosecution told the court that it was not certain whether the person was Tarsem Singh. In view of this, the prosecution urged the court to provide them with an opportunity to verify the identity of the person.
Later, talking to newspersons, DGC Chandra Mohan Singh and IOC advocate Jitendra Pal Upadhyay said they could not take the risk to produce the person as their witness without verifying his identity.
“It’s our responsibility to produce a genuine witness after verifying his credentials,” they added. On some earlier occasions, too, fake witnesses were produced, leading to an inquiry. Brushing aside the charges of dillydallying by the defence, DGC Chandra Mohan Singh said they were keen on the speedy trial of the case as it was in the interest of the prosecution and the accused.