Court asks DCP to examine faulty probe into road accident

The Delhi police has been asked by a city court to examine the faulty probe by its two officials into an August 1999 road mishap at ITO traffic crossing, resulting in mild punishment to the erring bus driver.

Updated: May 17, 2011, 21:03 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi police has been asked
by a city court to examine the faulty probe by its two
officials into an August 1999 road mishap at ITO traffic
crossing, resulting in mild punishment to the erring bus
driver.

Additional Sessions Judge SS Rathi ordered Deputy
Commissioner of Police to examine the roles of two IP Estate
police station officials, while upholding a magisterial court
order sentencing bus driver Tejpal Singh, involved in the
mishap, to four months jail term.

"A copy of this order be sent to DCP (Central) with the
direction to initiate the inquiry so as to fix responsibility
for miscarriage of justice against the erring officer. Action
taken report be placed on record positively within four weeks
of the receipt of the copy of the order," the court said.

The recklessly-driven bus by Singh had rammed into two
motorcycles and an equal number of cars at the busy ITO
traffic intersection in August 1999, injuring several persons.

Irked by the "lackadaisical attitude" of the
investigating officer, Assistant Sub-Inspector Jeet Singh and
the then Station House Officer (SHO) of IP Estate Inspector
Jai Singh, the court said they did not even record the
statement of one of the victims, Ashish Mehrotra, who was
grievously hurt in the accident even though his address was
available in medical records.

PTI