During the course of investigation, Sambia Sohrab has admitted that he was driving the vehicle which the hit Indian Air Force Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud on Red Road.
A senior police officer said that in the face of investigation that Sambia had admitted his crime. He told police that he was driving the car when it hit the Air Force officer while he was taking part in the rehearsal of the Republic Day Parade. Sambia also admitted that other two accused —Shanu and Johny, who were arrested by the city police in this connection, were not in Sambia’s car. The police are yet to ascertain whether Shanu and Johny were inside a Skoda car that was following the killer vehicle. The other two accused since their arrest had been claiming that they were not in Sambia’s car when the incident took place.
It was learnt that the investigating officers were taking the three accused, who have already been arrested in this connection, to Ranchi to reconstruct the route which they followed while fleeing the city. Police will also visit the telephone booth in Kolaghat which was used by Sambia for making calls to his relatives. Police will take them to a village house, around 30 km away from Ranchi where the accused had stayed while on loose.
During the interrogation, police came to know that Md Sohrab, Sambia’s father who is currently absconding, advised Sambia to return back to Kolkata and get himself arrested just to divert the attention of the cops who were keeping a close tab on the movement of Sohrab family.