In a new twist in the Kanjhawala horror case, the man accused of driving the car that dragged 20-year-old Anjali Singh to death was not even inside the vehicle when the accident took place in Delhi, according to police investigation.
Accused Deepak Khanna’s cousins and friends asked him to tell the police that he was with the men in the car at the time of accident as he is the only person with a driving licence, police said.
Police say Deepak’s phone location during that time did not match with that of the other accused in the case. Police found during investigation that Deepak’s phone location and call records revealed that he was at home all day.
According to Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Sagar Preet Hooda, it was found during interrogation of the accused that Amit Khanna, one of the five named in the FIR, was allegedly driving the car. Hooda said they have scientific evidence to prove this.
“After the accident, Amit told his brother Ankush Khanna about it. Ankush then asked them to contact Deepak (their cousin), who has a licence, to take the blame. We are looking for Ankush and another man named Ashutosh. The two men are also involved in the case,” said a senior police officer.
“During interrogation, the accused gave contradictory statements. CCTV footage was checked, but it wasn’t clear who was driving. We have found that Deepak’s phone location was of his house that night. During sustained interrogation, Deepak broke down and confessed,” said a senior police officer.
The men allegedly involved in the crime have been booked for culpable homicide, rash driving and criminal conspiracy.
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