'Bina not an accused as no evidence against her'

Delhi Police counsel Mukta Gupta says that two witnesses had stated differently against Bina Ramani and therefore she could not be made an accused.

india Updated: Oct 11, 2006 16:49 IST

The prosecution in the Jessica Lall murder case on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that Bina Ramani was not made an accused in the case as there was no clinching evidence against her for destruction of evidence.

Replying to a query by a Division Bench headed by Justice RS Sodhi that despite the statement of witnesses why she was not made an accused, Delhi Police counsel Mukta Gupta said two witnesses in their testimony had stated differently against her.

"One witness said he had removed blood stains from the spot at the insistence of Ramani. However, another witness said some guest in the party told him to remove the stains," Gupta added.

The court was hearing an appeal filed by the Delhi police challenging all nine accused in the case.

First Published: Oct 11, 2006 16:49 IST