Slain driver’s kin says police yet to provide security
A day after he allegedly received threatening phone calls, Yogesh Sharma, brother of the slain driver of industrialist Anil Nanda, said the Delhi Police has been lax in providing security to him and his family.delhi Updated: Jun 21, 2010 00:49 IST
A day after he allegedly received threatening phone calls, Yogesh Sharma, brother of the slain driver of industrialist Anil Nanda, said the Delhi Police has been lax in providing security to him and his family.
Yogesh had earlier said that he was threatened with dire consequences if he didn’t keep Nanda’s personal life out of the headlines. Yogesh’s elder brother, Janeshwar succumbed to burn injuries on June 16 after being set afire inside Nanda’s employee quarters.
“The Delhi Police are yet to provide me any security even after I filed an application requesting protection last evening,” Yogesh, a resident of northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar area, said.
“I was told that a couple of officers would be sent over to my house to ensure my safety. It’s been 24 hours and nothing has happened,” he said.
The allegation comes a day after the police traced the threat calls to one of Nanda’s employees.
“The caller has been identified as Dhiru Singh, who is employed as a clerk at Anil Nanda’s Akme Projects,” said Virender Singh Chahal, additional CP (southeast).
“A senior officer was sent to question Singh who claimed his intent was merely to inquire about Sharma’s family and provide any help if needed. I am not aware of Sharma’s request for protection or his visit to the police station,” he added.
Yogesh, however, refuted Chahal’s claims. “Can a grown man like me confuse a caller expressing sympathy and offering help with one threatening to kill me and my family?” Yogesh said.
Sudhir Kumar, Yogesh’s lawyer, said that the Delhi Police’s efforts to hush-up the matter left his client with no option but to move court.
“The Delhi Police’s indifference towards the safety of my client and his family in addition to their efforts to hush-up the investigation has left us no option. We will move the Delhi High Court with a writ petition as soon as we can,” Kumar said.
First Published: Jun 21, 2010 00:48 IST