In the Jyoti murder case, Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) director DP Gangwar on Wednesday supported the prosecution argument and confirmed the findings from the data retrieved from the victim's mobile phone.
Ram Kumar Chaudhary, Congress legislator from Doon in Himachal Pradesh; his wife, and son are in some birthday-party pictures retrieved from Jyoti's handset. The SMS and picture evidence from the device were part of the supplementary charge sheet in the case and the basis of making Jyoti's ex-boyfriend Simmy of Jalandhar a witness.
Simmy has told the police that in 2011, he was in relationship with Jyoti but broke up with her when she got involved with the Congress politician. The CFSL director confirmed that the data had been deleted but not purged. The charge sheet suggests that after deleting the data, Chaudhary threw this handset into the Ghaggar river but a slum dweller recovered it and handed it to the police.
On November 22, 2012, Jyoti, 24, was found murdered on a roadside at Sector 21 here in Haryana. On December 20, 2012, Chaudhary was elected from the Doon constituency of the Himachal Pradesh assembly.