Danish gang-rape case: Court to record evidence on July 16
A Delhi court would next week record prosecution evidence in a case in which a 52-year-old Danish woman was allegedly gang-raped by nine persons here last year. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja posted the case for July 16, after the defence counsel submitted that he would cross-examine sub-inspector Pankaj, a prosecution witness who was present today, on the next date when another witness would also be present.
"SI Pankaj is present <g data-gr-id="20">today</g> but defence counsel says he will <g data-gr-id="22">cross examine</g> him along with Constable Ajay, who was the photographer of the crime scene. In view of the submissions made, SI Pankaj is bound down for next date and summons be issued to Constable Ajay through the Investigating Officer for the next date of hearing, i.e July 16," the court said.
The court had earlier recorded statements of the victim and two Danish police officers who had come here from Denmark in pursuance to <g data-gr-id="17">summons</g>. In an in-camera hearing on July 1, the woman had narrated to the judge the entire incident of January 14, <g data-gr-id="16">2014</g> and identified three of the six adult accused as the ones who had gang-raped her.
The police, in its <g data-gr-id="14">charge-sheet</g>, had said the nine accused, had allegedly robbed and gang-raped the Danish tourist at knife-point.