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Police to re-probe Jessica murder case

An appeal in the Delhi HC will also be filed against the judgement. Will a fresh probe make any difference?

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 16:51 IST

In a damage control exercise in the high profile Jessica Lall murder case, the Delhi Police on Monday registered a case of criminal conspiracy, destruction and forging of evidence at the Mehrauli police station.

Although the case has been registered on a complaint filed by the SHO of Mehrauli police station, the names of the accused have not been specified in the FIR.

Commissioner of Delhi Police KK Paul said a special police team has been constituted after consultations with the Additional Solicitor General of India, which would be headed by Special Commissioner of Police (Intelligence) UK Katna.

"We would ensure that justice is delivered in the Jessica Lall murder case and the conspirators are brought to book," he said.

Highly placed sources in police said that the case could probably be messed up by non other than the police officers of the rank of joint commissioners. Therefore, the decision to hand over the probe to the Special Commissioner was taken so that they could be fearlessly questioned about their actions.

Sources said that though the entire blame for the acquittal of the accused goes to investigating officer Inspector Surinder Sharma, the complications occurred due to the direct intervention of senior police officers, who were directly supervising the investigations.

The special police team will probe into each and every detail of the case.

The investigation team will also scan the mobile phone records of all the police officers right from the then Additional Commissioner of Police Amod Kanth to Inspector Surinder Sharma. The probe will try to find out if ever directly or indirectly they came in contact with any of the accused.

Sources sat that once the investigators track down the culprits, police can approach the court for ordering fresh investigations into the case.

First Published: Mar 06, 2006 15:38 IST