Ghaziabad: A special CBI court here on Tuesday
deferred to March 24 filing of legal rulings in the alleged
rape and murder of a teenage girl Choti Payal, one of the
victims of the gruesome Nithari killings.
CBI judge A K Singh deferred the hearing in the case
to condole the untimely death of Additional Chief Judicial
Magistarte Shikha Pathak (35) due to cancer, CBI advocate J P
Sharma told PTI.
Legal rulings were to be filed in the court today by
the prosecution and defence in the case in which Surinder Koli
is the main accused.
Both the sides had concluded their arguments in the
case on February 24 with the prosecution putting up Koli`s
confessional statement before the court saying that the
accused allured the 14-year-old girl and raped her before
murdering her inside Kothi no D-5 at Nithari in Noida.
Pleading on behalf of the accused, Defence advocate
Subash Aggarwal had said Koli is innocent and the
investigating agency made up a case against him as he was only
a servant and not the master of the house.
He had also claimed that the confessional statement
was made by Koli under the pressure of investigating agencies.
Out of a total 16 cases related to Nithari killings
judgements have been pronounced in four. This is the fifth
case being heard by the court in connection with the infamous