Court asks police to explain south Delhi shootout

January 20th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday issued notice to Delhi Police asking it to explain the shootout in south Delhi Monday after which six alleged bank robbers were arrested.Family members of Sonu alias Kuldeep, one of the alleged gangsters who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Scineces (AIIMS) after he received bullet injuries in the shootout near Green Park Extension, sought transfer of the investigation in this case to an independent agency.

Kuldeep’s father Jashwant Singh also sought the court’s permission to meet him in hospital.

Justice G.S. Sistani issued the notice and asked police to file their response by Feb 9.

Delhi Police counsel submitted that police had not prevented Kuldeep’s family members from meeting him in AIIMS but police were not responsible if the hospital administration had not allowed them to meet him.

In the petition, Jaswant Singh said: “My son has been falsely implicated in the case. I don’t expect a fair investigation if the police will conduct the probe in the case.”

Kuldeep allegedly provided vital information to the gang of criminals.

The gang was planning to loot a bank in the Green Park area when police intercepted them on the basis of a tip-off, police said.

Meanwhile, Duty Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjeev Kumar sent Nadir and Harpal to two-day police remand.

Police submitted before the court that they need to recover the weapon of offence.

The court also allowed Harpal’s counsel to meet him for an hour.

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