Rs.60 theft case drags for seven years, court raps police

April 22nd, 2008 - 12:20 am ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) A city court Monday pulled up the Delhi Police for unnecessarily dragging a Rs.60 theft case for nearly seven years. A fast track court acquitted all the three accused of stealing Rs.60 from Jaspal, a east Delhi-based businessman.

“The police have miserably failed to establish the case due to lack of witnesses. It’s a pity that for a loot of a mere Rs.60, the police have carried on the trial for seven years. So, I hereby acquit all the three accused men,” said Additional Sessions Judge R.K.Yadav.

On Sep 8, 2001 Jaspal was returning home after closing his shop in Gandhi Nagar when he was surrounded by three men and robbed at knifepoint.

A passer-by Rajiv Juneja intervened and helped Jaspal, who was being thrashed mercilessly by the men.

The three, Abdul Wasim, Ashraf and Aasif, were arrested by the Delhi Police and charged in a case of looting. The court framed charges July 17, 2004. But the police failed to establish the crime as the complainant himself failed to identify the assailants.

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