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Two get cleanchit in Tomar’s death

Two get cleanchit in Tomar’s death
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It seems Delhi police will, after all, find it hard to save themselves from the questions surrounding the arrest of eight persons in connection of constable Subhash Tomar’s death during the anti-rape protests last month.

On Tuesday, SBS Tyagi, deputy commissioner of police (Crime and Railways) confirmed that two of the eight accused, who were arrested on 23 December, have been identified in the footage of Delhi Metro.  It proves that they were not involved in the ‘attack’ on Tomar. ‘We have given a clean chit to Kailash and Amit Joshi after inspecting the CCTV footage,’ Tyagi said.

The two accused, in Patiala court, had claimed that  they were not even present near India Gate when the incident took place. Kailash and Amit, residents of Rohini, had said they were travelling in Metro on 23 December. After that, the court had directed Delhi police to check the CCTV footage of the Metro.

While talking to Millennium Post, Kailash said, ‘I and Amit were called at the Crime Branch office at Chanakyapuri on Sunday to identify ourselves in the footage in possession with them. We saw the whole footage for hours and then we identified ourselves.’

‘It is very shameful for Delhi police. We were trapped. Look at their working pattern. The constable died at India Gate and the whole protest was going in New Delhi district. So how can they arrest us from Bhagwan Das road?’ Amit asked. The duo said, ‘We had boarded the Metro at 4.30 pm from Rithala and came out of Rajiv Chowk station at 5.43 pm. After that, we went to Bhagwan Das road at 6.45 pm. Suddenly, a few cops approached us and took us to the police station. Mid-way, they took our mobile phones as well. They did not respond to any of our queries. Later, we came to know that we were booked for attempt to murder, which  was later revised to murder charges, in connection with Tomar’s death. Other persons were also apprehended from different places. None of them were present near the India Gate.’

Kailash, 27, works in an IT firm in Gurgaon and Amit works at HCL, Noida. ‘Thankfully, we were travelling in the Metro at the time and could be identified in the CCTV footage. Otherwise, we would have been booked for murder. All credit goes to the CCTV cameras,’ Kailash added.

Meanwhile, SBS Tyagi said, ‘We have written a letter to Delhi government and demanded a medical board panel inquiry in Tomar’s death.’
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