Delhi Court: ‘Police Witnesses is lying on oath’

Alka Verma-

Published On: October 7, 2021 at 16:39 IST

A Court in Delhi observed a witness who was also a Policeman and was appearing in the case of communal violence, lying on oath.

The Witness appeared for the cases of communal violence which shook the Capital last year.

Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav, who was hearing the matter, observed this after a Head-Constable along with an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police delivered certain contradicting statements related to the case.

It happened when the Court on Wednesday, was hearing two complaints which were filed by citizens from Delhi’s Bhagirathi Vihar area. 

In their complaints, the Locals accused the mob of robbing their properties, and later four people were identified for theft and rioting.

While the hearing was going on, the Constable claimed that he already had identified three rioters out of the four named Vikas Kashyap, Golu Kashyap and Rinku Subziwala.

Moreover, he claimed that he knew all the three men as he had been posted in the area since 2019.

In contradiction to this, another Witness appearing from the side of the Prosecution who is also an Assistant Sub-Inspector, stated that the three accused could never be identified during the investigation.

Also, the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case stated that on record, there was nothing that could prove that the three accused were investigated.

Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav, after hearing all the statements stated, Prima facie, one of the police witnesses is lying on oath, punishable under section 193 [punishment for false evidence] of the IPC [Indian Penal Code]. This is a very sorry state of affairs.”

Furthermore, the Judge also ordered the Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police (northeast) to look into the matter and investigate it, and finally, stated that the court would hear the accused on October 30.

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