Jessica case: Noose tightens around doc

Notices were also issued to the accused on an application seeking a fresh examination of the empty cartridges.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 16:57 IST

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the police to initiate criminal proceedings against Dr JS Bedi, who allegedly issued several false medical certificates in favour of Vikas Gill, one of the accused in the Jessica Lall murder case.

A Division Bench comprising Justice RS Sodhi and Justice PK Bhasin also issued notices to the accused on an application moved by the prosecution seeking a fresh ballistics examination of the empty cartridges recovered from the scene of offence.

Appearing for the Delhi police, State Counsel Mukta Gupta urged the court to grant permission for referring to a board of forensic experts the empty cartridges for a "fair and just opinion".

She pointed out that the trial judge had acquitted the accused on the ground that the two cartridges recovered from the site originated from two different weapons.

First Published: May 31, 2006 13:41 IST