Mona Suri case: Court asks Crime Branch to file probe report

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 18:26

New Delhi: A court here on Wednesday asked the Crime
Branch of Delhi Police, which has been handed over the probe
into the unsolved murder case of fashion designer Mona Suri,
to file the status report on October 27.

Metropolitan Magistrate Munish Markan, who was informed
that the case has been handed over to the special wing, asked
it to file its probe report on the next date of hearing.
Police earlier told the Delhi High Court that no
breakthrough has been achieved in the probe and consequently,
the matter has been handed over to the Crime Branch on
September 24.

Suri, 35, was burnt alive by two motorcycle-borne
persons who poured kerosene on her outside her residence at
Greater Kailash area here on August 12, 2007.

The fashion designer succumbed to her injuries on October
21, 2007. However, the police could neither nab the assailants
nor establish the motive behind the murder.

Police, which were asked to intimate the court about the
progress in the probe, has been seeking time for concluding
the investigation.

Four persons, including Naveen Suri, husband of the
victim, his girlfriend Rachna and Rajiv Sharma, have already
undergone narco-analysis tests in the case at a laboratory in
Gujarat and reports were awaited, police had said.
Earlier, Manjeet Bawa, father of the victim, had sought
speedy investigation into the case.

He had approached the court with a plea to give
directions for narco-tests on Rachna with whom Naveen Suri
allegedly had an affair.

Bawa said the probe into the case has not been completed
and the delay in getting the narco-tests done will prolong the

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First Published: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 18:26

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