Anand Parbat case: Magisterial probe may pick holes in Delhi Police’s version
The already heated drama between Delhi government and Delhi Police may escalate as the findings of the magisterial probe in the murder are believed to be steps ahead of the formal investigation being carried out by the police.
According to sources, the magisterial probe has found about 20 witnesses who were present during the incident. However, Delhi Police <g data-gr-id="39">remain</g> tight-lipped on their findings. On the findings, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central), Parmaditya, told Millennium Post: “The probe is still on and nothing can be said at this point.” On being quizzed on the number of witnesses, the DCP refused to divulge anything on a “sensitive” case.
What appears at this stage is that the Delhi government and the Delhi Police are moving towards a head-on collision as the findings of the two probes might be strikingly different, portraying the difference between the state and the Centre. It should be noted that the district <g data-gr-id="36">magistrates</g> report to the state government while Delhi Police report to the Centre.
It is likely that the magisterial investigation may nail the lies of Delhi Police. With the DCP not disclosing anything on the matter, it is difficult to say whether the police have reached some point from where Meenakshi’s family can hope to see some light.
Earlier this week, the Commissioner of Delhi Police, B S Bassi was summoned by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for a meeting which was held in a very cordial atmosphere but unfortunately the meeting did not come up with a solution. Instead, the two kept blaming and countering each other.
In an interview to a news channel on Friday, Bassi hit out at Kejriwal saying the AAP government is spreading lies in the national Capital. He added saying: “We were not victims and neither the Delhi police is at war with the government. But I can understand the anxiety of any government ruling Delhi. They would want total control of the force but at the same time you have to act within the ambit of the Indian Constitution.”
While the police are blaming it on Meenakshi for inviting her own fate, the magisterial probe has, according to sources, collected clinching evidence to the contrary. Meanwhile, it’s undoubtedly a long wait for Meenakshi’s family for justice.