Cops reach a dead end
THE CITY police have almost admitted that they cannot trace out Sachin Pahadi. Police on Monday proceeded to procure a court order to attach Pahadi?s property.Updated: Apr 04, 2006 01:46 IST
THE CITY police have almost admitted that they cannot trace out Sachin Pahadi.
Police on Monday proceeded to procure a court order to attach Pahadi’s property.
The documents filed in court stated that since Pahadi was untraceable, it was necessary to take such action to put pressure on him to surrender in court.
Police had procured a notice for property attachment against Pahadi 15 days ago. It was reportedly served, but Pahadi did not respond.
Another indication of police giving up hope of nabbing Pahadi is the fact that no team is engaged in searching for his whereabouts at present.
Teams that were sent to Pahadi’s native place and Mumbai returned soon after the Bhargavas identified Sunny Rawat as the killer.
SSP Ashutosh Pandey told mediapersons a few days ago that a list of Pahadi’s close friends had been made and they would be quizzed. But, no such person was brought to Hazratganj police station.
Meanwhile, the key witnesses appeared to be reluctant to show up for Sunny Rawat’s identification parade in the court. The witnesses had earlier identified Rawat as Mehar’s killer after his arrest. Though the court was yet to fix the next date for the parade, Kavita Bhargava and driver Ganga Prasad reportedly did not respond to the Hazratganj police’s call for the court procedure on Monday.
Hazratganj station house officer DK Rai had visited the Bhargavas, seeking help from Kavita and Ganga Prasad in identifying Rawat before the court. But, the Bhargavas expressed their helplessness in appearing for the procedure in the coming days. The SHO kept waiting for the witnesses in the court today but they did not turn up.
Rawat would benefit during his trial if witnesses did not identify him, legal experts said.
On their part, police were all set to frame a chargesheet, naming Rawat as the shooter.
But, the accused cannot be considered the killer unless witnesses identify him in court.
First Published: Apr 04, 2006 01:46 IST