New Delhi: A Delhi court on 31 May 2007 summoned Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) to conduct an inquiry into the sting operation in the BMW hit-and-run case in which the defence lawyer and special public prosecutor were allegedly shown as colluding.
Additional sessions judge Vinod Kumar also summoned on 1 June 2007 NDTV managing editor and the reporters who carried out the sting operation telecast a day earlier on the channel and asked them to bring un-edited copies and other documents related to the matter.
“Assistance of DCP (South) is required, so let him be called for conducting an inquiry into the sting operation,” the court said after special public prosecutor I U Khan sought a probe in this regard.
Khan was discharged by the court following his plea that he wanted to withdraw from the case and advocate Rajiv Mohan took over as the new prosecutor in the case.
Moving the application, Khan alleged that the telecast was doctored and fabricated.
Taking note of the alleged outcome of the sting operation, the court said, “either way (if, the tapes are doctored or not), it is a serious matter”.
The court posted the matter for tomorrow to fix a date for the cross-examination of Sunil Kulkarni, which will now be carried out by the new prosecutor.