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BMW hit-and-run: Two eyewitnesses appear in court, back FIR

Two of the eyewitnesses in the murder case of Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh’s wife’s nephew Akansh Sen appeared in a local court to record their statements, with one of them maintaining that “It is an open-and-shut case”.

punjab Updated: Feb 19, 2017 12:56 IST
HT Correspondent
Akansh Sen
Akansh Sen was run over by a BMW car on February 9 and succumbed to his injuries the next day at PGIMER.

Two of the eyewitnesses in the murder case of Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh’s wife’s nephew Akansh Sen appeared in a local court to record their statements, with one of them maintaining that “It is an open-and-shut case”.

While recording their statements under Section 164 of the Criminal Code of Procedure (CrPC) in the court of civil judge (junior division) Nisha, Rajan Pupneja and Karan Yog backed the version in the first information report (FIR).

The two said they saw their friend Akansh being crushed under the BMW at 5:15am when they had arrived outside a house in Sector 9. Rajan said he received calls from Akansh and his cousin Adamya Singh Rathore at 5am to pick up Shera from the Sector 9 house fearing that something might happen to him after the arguments that broke out that evening.

Rajan called up his friend Karam and the two reached the house. Karan said “they had barely got out of the car and weren’t even able to locate the doorbell of the house when the incident occurred”. They immediately rushed Akansh to the PGIMER in Rajan’s car, he said.

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Talking to mediapersons after recording their statement, Rajan got emotional and shared memories of time he spent with Akansh.

He said he knew Akansh for over 10 years as they studied together at Pinegrove, School, Solan, following which they spent time together in Delhi when Akansh was studying, while he studied at an institute in Chhatarpur.

Rajan is also partner of BoomBox Café, Sector 9, which Akansh owned.

“I was in a state of shock that I wasn’t able to drive over a speed of 40-50 kmph while taking Akansh to hospital,” an emotional Rajan said.

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Rajan and Karan said Akansh was known as a very humble and polite person among their friends. “It is so unfortunate that someone who always returned home by 6:30pm from the café every day stayed this late and it cost him his life,” he said. He hoped that the main accused, Balraj Singh Randhawa, will be arrested soon. “It is an open-and-shut case,” he said.

Karan recalled how he, Akansh and Adamya would hang out together very often.