New Delhi: A man has been acquitted of the charges of raping a divorcee by a local court which asked the Commissioner of Delhi Police to take action against the erring officers for not investigating the case properly and concealing material evidence from it.
Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau said the investigation conducted by the police was not "honest" and it was "motivated to assist the accused".
The court freed Adarsh Nagar resident Sunny Bhagat of the charges of raping, administering poisonous substance and threatening the woman, saying the acquittal was due to lapses committed by the investigating officer, who failed to bring evidence and not on account of "innocence of the accused".
"The IO, including the senior officers who forwarded and supervised the charge sheet, and the public prosecutor who had scrutinized the file before the case was put in court, were not only professionally lacking but had apparently concealed and withheld material evidence from the court.
"In this background, it is necessary that the copy of the judgement in the present case be placed before the Commissioner of Police, Delhi, as also the Director of Prosecution for information and necessary action against the erring officers," the judge said.