Ghaziabad: Family members of Nithari victims
Thursday expressed their resentment over the CBI giving clean chit to industrialist Moninder Singh Pander in the case.
Pander and his domestic help Surinder Koli were arrested
in December 2006 soon after the recovery of human bones,
skulls and other items from a drain near Pander`s D-5,
Sector-31 residence in Noida.
While the duo was held accused in the case initially, the
CBI named Koli as the prime accused in the charge sheet,
stating there was lack of evidence against Pander.
Father of one of the victims, Jyoti, alleged CBI saved
Pandher but he will drag him to court for his daughter`s
Vandana Sarkar, mother of another victim Pinki, also
accused the CBI of letting Pander go scot-free.
Father of another victim Rachna alleged CBI distorted his
statement to save Pander.
A special CBI court here had yesterday held Koli guilty
of rape and murder of 12-year-old Deepali.
This is the fourth case in which Koli has been awarded
death sentence by the special CBI court here.
Koli was also given capital punishment in February 2009
for the rape and murder of 14-year-old Rimpa Haldar, in
September 2009 for rape and murder of 8-year-old Aarti and in
May this year on the same charges in the case relating to
A total of 19 cases were filed in connection with the
rape and murder of children and a young woman whose skeletal
remains, clothes and footwear were found in Nithari in 2006
and the CBI had filed charge sheets in 16 cases. Three cases
were closed due to lack of evidence.