Diya kidnapping case: Cops to take voice sample of accused couple
After getting the court's nod, the commissionerate police will take voice samples of the accused couple in the four-year-old Diya kidnapping case.
Diya, the daughter of Major Sukhjit Singh, was abducted from outside her house in Ranjit Enclave on February 24.
She was found packed in a gunny bag in a vacant plot at New Defence Colony, 150 yards from her house on February 25 evening. The kidnappers were arrested by the police the same day.
The Sadar police had filed an application in the court of civil judge (senior division) Deepak Chaudhary on February 27 to get permission for taking voice samples of the accused.
Now, the police will take accused Satveer Singh and his wife Meghna to the state forensic science laboratory at Chandigarh for taking their voice samples.Reports said when kidnappers called the number of Diya's maternal grandfather for ransom for the second time on February 25, it was kept under surveillance.
Sadar police station SHO Onkar Singh Brar said it was for the first time that the commissionerate police would take voice samples of accused with the permission of court.
Brar said the police would make a strong case against the accused, which would help complete the case soon. Both Satveer and Meghna are in judicial custody till March 19.
Tightening the noose against those issuing SIM cards without proper verification of documents, the commissionerate police have registered a case against the officials of Idea Telecom for allegedly conniving with a dealer while issuing SIM cards on forged documents.
A case under Section 420 (cheating), 465 (punishment for forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using a forged document as genuine) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC has been registered against Sanjeev Kohli, an Idea dealer, and other officials of company. The dealer has been arrested by police.
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Rahul S said, "The SIM cards from which ransom calls were made by the kidnappers were of Idea. It has been found that there is a racket issuing SIM cards on forged documents in connivance with company officials."
The case against company officials was registered after thoroughly studying all legal provisions, the DCP said.
Orders had been issued under Sections 144 of the CRPC that no SIM cards, mobile phones would be issued without record verification, he said.
The DCP said mobile dealers would have to maintain a register carrying the information of IMEI number of mobile phones and also customer's photograph, address and contact number. Strict action would be taken against anybody found the violating orders, the DCP further said.
Four-year-old Diya, daughter of Major Sukhjit Singh, was abducted from outside her house in Ranjit Enclave on February 24
She was found packed in a gunny bag in a vacant plot at New Defence Colony, 150 yards from her house on February 25 evening. The kidnappers were arrested on the same day