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BMW case: Nanda, four others give fingerprints to police

Prime accused in the BMW hit-and-run case and four others on Monday gave their fingerprints to the police in a court in New Delhi.

delhi Updated: Sep 03, 2007 19:41 IST

Sanjeev Nanda, the prime accused in the BMW hit-and-run case and grandson of former Navy Chief SM Nanda, and four others on Monday gave their fingerprints to police in a court in New Delhi, which would be matched with those taken from the car after the incident in 1999.

Nanda and four other co-accused-- Manik Kapoor, Rajeev Gupta, Bholanath and Shyam Singh--appeared before Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Goel and gave their finger and palm-prints to the investigating officer (IO) of the case.

The IO submitted that the three sets of the finger and palm-prints of accused were required by the forensic experts for the examinations, which were allowed by the court.

Earlier, Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar had allowed the prosecution plea to ask the police to take fresh fingerprints of the accused in the eight-year-old case, the trail in which was at its fag end as most of the witnesses were already been examined.

Allowing the plea, the court had asked the IO to submit the CFSL experts' report on September 19, the next date of hearing.

Opposing the prosecution's application, Nanda's counsel Ramesh Gupta had said though the move was aimed at delaying the trial, he was willing to comply with the directions of the court.

Nanda, who was driving his BMW in an "inebriated" condition, had run over six people in the wee hours of January 10, 1999 near Lodhi Hotel in New Delhi, prosecution had alleged.

Nanda and his friends had allegedly fled from the scene of accident though the police found some bloodstains on the vehicle later.

First Published: Sep 03, 2007 19:30 IST