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Danish gang-rape case: Court records statements of 3 policemen

A Delhi court Thursday recorded the statements of three policemen in a case of alleged gangrape of a 52-year-old Danish woman by nine persons here last year.



New Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday recorded the statements of three policemen in a case of alleged gangrape of a 52-year-old Danish woman by nine persons here last year.

 Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja recorded the statement of three policemen including two head constables and a sub-inspector, as prosecution witnesses, and fixed the matter for recording further evidence on August five.

 Among the three cops present in the court were Head Constable Ajay Kumar, who was the photographer of the crime scene, and sub-inspector Pankaj, who was in-charge of the mobile crime team.

 Pankaj, whose examination-in-chief has already been conducted, was cross-examined today.

 The court had on July 9, issued summons to the cops for today after the defence counsel submitted that he would cross- examine sub-inspector Pankaj in the presence of the other witness Ajay.

 The court had earlier recorded statements of the victim and two Danish police officers who had come here from Denmark in pursuance to summons.

 In an in-camera hearing on July 1, the woman had narrated to the judge the entire incident of January 14, 2014 and identified three of the six adult accused as the ones who had gangraped her.

 The police, in its charge sheet, had said that the nine accused, all vagabonds, had allegedly robbed and gang-raped the Danish tourist at knife-point on that night after leading her to a secluded spot close to the Divisional Railway Officers' Club near New Delhi Railway Station.

 The nine accused, including three juveniles, were arrested. The three juveniles are facing an inquiry before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) here.

 The six adult accused - Mahendra alias Ganja (24), Mohd Raja (22), Raju (23), Arjun (21), Raju Chakka (22) and Shyam Lal (55), are in judicial custody and facing trial.

 The nine accused have been booked under sections 376(2) (g) (gangrape), 397 (robbery or dacoity, with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) and 392 (robbery) of IPC.

 The woman had also deposed before JJB where she turned hostile and failed to identify the three minor offenders, saying she had not seen them before.

 She had narrated the entire incident to the JJB presiding officer and identified her robbed articles, including her hand purse, which were recovered from the possession of the accused.

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