Chief IO of Shivani murder case deposes
Singh added that he had also collected the call records of a mobile phone which was being used by Sharma during his posting in Delhi.india Updated: Jun 08, 2006 20:55 IST
The Chief Investigation Officer of Shivani murder case on Thursday informed a city court that he had attached the Gurgaon house of suspended IPS officer RK Sharma, the prime accused, as he was evading arrest after the issuance of non-bailable warrant against him.
Deposing as 203rd prosecution witness, Inder Singh, who was entrusted with the investigation of the case on June 18, 2002, stated before Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar that he along with Inspector Raj Singh had sealed Sharma's Gurgaon house.
He told the ASJ that this step was taken in pursuance of the order of a city court which had issued a process under section 82 and 83 (attaching the property and declaring the accused as proclaimed offender) of the CrPC as Sharma was evading arrest.
Singh added that he had also collected the call records of a mobile phone which was being used by Sharma during his posting in Delhi.
The defence counsel protested the statement and said it was inadmissible as it was not supported by evidence that the mobile number belonged to Sharma.
As per the prosecution, Sharma, on September 27, 2002 surrendered before a local court at Ambala, Haryana. And, later he was taken into custody by the Delhi Police.
The four-day long deposition of Singh was inconclusive and would continue tomorrow, the next date of hearing.
Six accused namely -- Pradeep Sharma, Satya Prakash, Ved Prakash Sharma, Ved alias Kalu, Sri Bhagwan besides R K Sharma are facing trial in the case relating to murder of Shivani on January 23, 1999.