Audi crash: Car owner named accused but booked only under bailable offences
The police have, so far, failed to comment on the person responsible for hatching the conspiracy, in which Syed Imtiyaz Qadri had surrendered at the court of the chief judicial magistrate on January 31 and obtained bail on identity documents of a truck driver, Ishaq Ahmad, who was his co-tenant in Bareilly.Updated: Apr 25, 2017 22:59 IST
The Ghaziabad police on Tuesday said that owner of Audi Q7 that had crashed into an autorickshaw around 12.15am on January 28 on the Hindon canal road in Indirapuram, killing four, has been named an accused in the case. However, the police remained tight-lipped on the person behind the conspiracy, in which an alleged impostor had surrendered at a court and got bail.
Senior superintendent of police, Deepak Kumar, said,“Dr Manish Rawat is an accused in the case.” However, he said that he does not know the sections under which each accused has been charged. He later directed the officers concerned to forward him the details about the case investigation, handled by the crime branch.
The officials quoted a crime branch report that stated that the doctor could only face charges under bailable IPC sections — 203 (giving false information respecting an offence committed), 279 (rash driving) and 304a (causing death by negligence).
The police have, so far, failed to comment on the person responsible for hatching the conspiracy, in which Syed Imtiyaz Qadri had surrendered at the court of the chief judicial magistrate on January 31 and obtained bail on identity documents of a truck driver, Ishaq Ahmad, who was his co-tenant in Bareilly.
“We will continue to fight till the persons involved in the conspiracy are identified. It is vital to know who hatched the conspiracy, and more importantly, in order to protect whom. We have already sent a detailed report to top state officials in Lucknow about the case. Next, we will meet the UP chief minister personally in order to get justice. We already know that investigators are under pressure,” Sunita Sengar, mother of Yajuvendra Singh, one of the four victims, said.
Qadri was arrested nearly a fortnight ago by Maharashtra police officials under Nala Sopara police station for chain snatching and robbery. Sources said that he had told the Maharashtra police that he had fled Bareilly upon learning that four persons were killed in the Audi crash case, in which he surrendered as the driver.
He later told the police that three persons had roped him as the driver and had told him that the ploy was to get insurance claims. He was also paid Rs7,000 to appear before the CJM court.
Sources said that the total blame in the case, under IPC sections for cheating by personation, cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy could be imposed on Qadri, who is a ‘scapegoat’ in the case.
Officials said that Qadri’s case pursuer Raj Kumar, who had accompanied him to the court when he had surrendered as the driver, could face charges of cheating and cheating by impersonation. The two persons who furnished surety and bonds for his bail are also likely to be charged under sections of criminal conspiracy.
“To know about the larger conspiracy and those involved, we will definitely get the issue reviewed by the senior officers of the crime branch,” said Deepak Kumar, senior superintendent of police, Ghaziabad.
First Published: Apr 25, 2017 22:59 IST