New Delhi: A court here has pulled up an investigating officer of Delhi Police for falsely implicating a person in a case of rash and negligent driving, saying the officer deserved the highest form of castigation and disciplinary action for misusing his powers.
Metropolitan Magistrate Ashok Kumar’s remarks came while acquitting M.C. Rastogi, facing charges of injuring pedestrian Chandan Das by his rash driving in April 2011.
Observing various discrepancies in the probe and contradictions in the statements of prosecution witnesses and also the lack of intrinsic truth in the prosecution case, the court held that Rastogi was deliberately and falsely implicated.
The court found that the location and time of the accident, as mentioned in the testimony of the victim, the investigating officer – head constable Sangeet – and other witnesses differed.