'Tribute to Nirbhaya, Justice served', say investigators
NEW DELHI: The justice is finally served and on 20 March 2020 the four convicts of Nirbhaya murder and gangrape were hanged till death. The development also brought relief to the painstaking efforts of Delhi police officers who were part of the crack team that nailed the culprit.
Now that all the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape are hanged the police officers including the former DCP South Chaya Sharma, former Inspector Special task force (South) Rajender Singh and former SHO Vasant Vihar Anil Kumar Sharma, Pramod Singh Kushwaha, then the additional DCP (South) were all relieved when the news of hanging came in.
IPS officer Chhaya Sharma, then DCP South Delhi, now serving as DIG NHRC, who played an instrumental role along with others said, "
"Totally humbled today and feel all the challenges and problems were worth taking on. For me and my team it's a moment when not only our faith in the judicial system but also that of victims who look at us expectantly for justice, all stands vindicated. Not for death penalty per se, however, if anyone had seen the injuries of the girl and interacted with her at that time.we all had our strong
belief in due process of law and justice will be delivered!" Chhaya Sharma told Millennium Post.
Pramod Singh Kushwaha, then the additional DCP (South) and who headed the investigation team, said each and every member of the team pitched in to prepare a watertight case against the convicts.
"The hanging is a tribute to the departed soul. They will also, act as a deterrent to other rapists, Also we used scientific evidence collection techniques which helped in speedy justice " Kushwaha, who is now serving as DCP special cell said.
Anil Sharma, then SHO Vasant Vihar said "We filed the 36 pages charge sheet in just 18 days. We identified the spot within hours and collected the evidence from there. We also sent forensic evidence to Karnataka to get the report. We are relieved that the court found no flaw in our evidence.
ACP Rajendra Singh said "We are finally relieved that justice is served."