The Delhi High Court on Friday issued fresh non-bailable warrant (NBW) against a murder accused who had jumped bail and allegedly connived with his family members to show an unidentified body as his own to get him declared dead by the Uttar Pradesh police.
However, during investigation the police had found out that the accused’s finger prints, which were on record, did not match with that of the body which was identified as that of the accused by his family members.
Shocked by what the probed had revealed, the high court had directed the police to conduct a thorough investigation into the whole matter including the role played by the family members as well as the police officers who had handed over the unidentified body to the accused’s relatives.
The court had on May 23 also issued NBW against the accused, which was returnable for July 18, as well as directed police to file a status report.
Thereafter, police had filed its report saying that since the identity is in doubt, the ashes have been sent for a DNA test, result of which is awaited to ascertain the claims of the kin of the accused. The report also said they were putting in efforts to trace the accused.
Police had said investigation showed three constables of Ghaziabad police were involved in the conspiracy and it has proved the “finger prints taken were not of the unclaimed body but of some other body”.
After perusing the report, a bench of justices Kailash Gambhir and Sunita Gupta today asked the police to file a fresh status report along with the DNA analysis result of the body that was shown to be that of the accused.
It asked the police to expeditiously complete the probe into the disappearance of the accused, Rajbir Singh.
The court fixed October 10 for further hearing in the matter.