Dec 16 gang-rape: ‘Bus was in accused`s custody’
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Last Updated: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 20:02
New Delhi: The owner of the bus, in which a 23-year-old girl was gangraped here on December 16 last year, today deposed as a prosecution witness in a Delhi court and said the vehicle was in continuous custody of its driver Ram Singh on the day of the incident and the following day also.

Ramadhar, the carpenter who was lured into the bus and robbed by the accused before they gangraped the girl, also deposed as a prosecution witness and identified the four accused present in the court as those who had robbed and assaulted him on the same night.

Bus owner Dinesh Yadav was produced before Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna from Tihar jail where he is lodged in connection with a case of cheating and forgery in getting his vehicles registered and plying them on Delhi roads illegally.

"Accused Ram Singh (deceased) was the driver of the bus in the month of December 2012. One Akshay was the helper. I had not seen Akshay and hence cannot identify him.

"This bus was being parked by accused Ram Singh near his house because this bus was attached with the school and also with an office as a chartered bus to take officials from Delhi to Noida and that the accused used to pick up the students early in the morning," he told the court.

Ramadhar also told the judge that the persons present in the court room are the same who had robbed him on the night of December 16, 2012.


First Published: Thursday, July 04, 2013, 20:02

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