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Mysterious ?turns? in Mehar case

THE MEHAR Bhargava murder mystery turned even more complex on Wednesday with the arrest of Sunny Rawat. Rawat, SSP Ashutosh Pandey says, was a co-accused in the murder but not the one who shot at Mehar on February 28. And the Bhargavas, in a sudden about-turn, now say that since their driver Ganga Prasad, who had driven Mehar to Dalippur Towers on that fateful night, had identified Rawat (after he was paraded before the family) as the one who pulled the trigger, they were ?satisfied? that the killer was found.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2006 01:37 IST

THE MEHAR Bhargava murder mystery turned even more complex on Wednesday with the arrest of Sunny Rawat. Rawat, SSP Ashutosh Pandey says, was a co-accused in the murder but not the one who shot at Mehar on February 28.

And the Bhargavas, in a sudden about-turn, now say that since their driver Ganga Prasad, who had driven Mehar to Dalippur Towers on that fateful night, had identified Rawat (after he was paraded before the family) as the one who pulled the trigger, they were ‘satisfied’ that the killer was found.

Interestingly, for the police Sachin Pahadi is still the one who shot at Mehar.

The SSP was unwilling to buy the Bhargava claim that Rawat shot at Mehar.

So what happened to Amit Singh, the man who the Bhargavas had consistently maintained was the one who shot at Mehar? In fact, virtually everyone in the Bhargava household, including Mehar’s daughter-in-law Kavita, the key witness in the murder, had rejected the police claim that Sachin Pahadi shot at Mehar.

“It was Amit Singh,” Kavita had said.

Mehar’s daughter Farah and Luv Bhargava, too, had maintained this. “Mehar used to lip sync while in hospital and she was sure that it was Amit who shot at her,” Luv had said. But on Wednesday, the Bhargavas said that since the driver had identified Rawat, it was possible that the criminal might have used a fake name (Amit Singh) to escape identity.

But, what complicates the entire story is the refusal of the SSP to take Bhargava’s version on face value. Question is why is the SSP not ready to believe the Bhargavas?