Murder, rape charges against Surinder Koli
A special CBI court frames murder and rape charges against the prime accused in the serial killing case.delhi Updated: May 29, 2007 22:26 IST
A special CBI court on Tuesday framed murder and rape charges against Surinder Koli, the prime accused in the Nithari serial killing case, in connection with the killing of two women.
Moninder Singh Pandher, at whose house the killings took place, has been charged with conspiracy to murder, destruction of evidence and providing shelter to the accused for the murder of Payal (22) by the special designated court of additional district judge Ram Jain.
However, Pandher has got a clean chit in four other cases - Payal (14), Pinki Sarkar (21) Nanda Devi (26) and Rimpa Haldar (21) where Koli is the sole accused.
Advocate Khalid Khan, who argued against giving clean chit to Pandher in all the cases, told PTI that he will approach the high court for getting the charge of murder framed against Pandher.
He said that the court on Tuesday added the charge of providing shelter to the accused against Pandher in the case of Payal (22) but refused to frame him for murder and kidnap.
Meanwhile, on the basis of Khan's petition, the judge has ordered that the case diary of Noida police prepared by the then circle officer Dinesh Yadav in the case of Payal (14) be presented before it.
First Published: May 29, 2007 16:54 IST