Court frees man convicted of murder

February 9th, 2009 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday freed a man sentenced to life imprisonment for killing a woman and pulled up the Delhi Police for planting evidence against him.

Aslam was sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court after the police claimed he strangled the woman to death when she demanded money from him after having sex.

A high court bench comprising Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Aruna Suresh, after going through the records, found that the police had fabricated evidence to implicate Aslam.

“This is a case of false implication. The police has contrived to fabricate evidence and unfortunately had succeeded in pulling the wool over the eyes of the trial judge, who has chosen to proceed on the assumption that the police officers always tell the truth and they never manipulate witnesses,” the court said.

The court also took exception to the police’s claim that the victim was a prostitute.

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