CWG scam: Police chief told to appoint competent officer

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2011, 22:27 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi Police Commissioner was
today asked by a court here to appoint a "competent officer"
to inquire into the revelations that two inmates of Tihar jail
were supplied with arms to kill in jail the former
Commonwealth Games OC officials arrainged in a graft case.

The court was irked over the inquiry report, filed by
ACP Sumer Singh, saying it did not talk about the source of
the knife.

"Let the copy of the order be sent to Commissioner of
Police along with the order dated February 1 for an
appointment of a competent officer as an inquiry officer who
can ascertain the source of the knife," Additional Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Sunil Chaudhary said.

The ACMM said the official has failed to inquire the
"matter properly".

"An inquiry report is filed by ACP Sumer Singh. I have
gone through the same in which it is stated that despite best
efforts, the channel through which the knife reached inside
jail could not be ascertained.”

"In the circumstances, the ACP failed to inquire the
matter properly and to trace the source of the knife which was
recovered from the jail," the ACMM said.

The court has directed the Police Commissioner to appoint
another officer to inquire into the case and intimate it about
this till February 14.

The police, in the report, said there was no evidence to
support the claim by inmates Nishant and Amit that they were
supplied with arms to kill the Commonwealth Games Organising
Committee officials.

The duo had claimed that they were offered arms to
eliminate two of the three former CWG OC officials T S
Darbari, M Jayachandran and Sanjay Mahendroo inside the jail.
The former CWG OC officials are now out on bail.

"From the inquiries conducted, statements recorded and
examination of the evidence brought on record, it has come to
surface that there is no evidence to support the claim of the
two undertrials (Amit and Nishant) that they were offered fire
arms and knife by the jail officials to kill the two persons
lodged in the jail in connection with the CWG scam," the
report said.

The court had earlier taken note of alleged security
lapse in Tihar jail and had termed it as a "sorry state of
affairs".

It had asked the police to file a report on the probe
by the revelations by the two inmates.
A knife was also recovered allegedly at the instance
of the inmates from the jail premises.

PTI

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