Delhi gangrape: Judicial officers to testify in case today

Delhi gangrape
New Delhi, Feb 21: The Sub Divisional Magistrate and the Metropolitan Magistrate, who had recorded the statement of the December 16 gangrape victim, are likely to appear on Feb 21 before the fast court conducting the trial.

The judicial officers, who had recorded the statement of the 23-year-old victim at Safdarjung hospital here, were on Feb 20 summoned as prosecution witnesses by the court.

Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna, who has till today recorded the statements of 27 prosecution witnesses during in-camera proceedings against the five adult accused, issued summons to the magistrates.

The two judicial officers had recorded the victim's version of the brutal assault which is now being treated as a dying declaration against the five adult accused facing trial in the case.

The girl had died on December 29, 2012 in a Singapore hospital. The 28-year-old male friend of the girl and the sole eyewitness to the assault is yet to be cross-examined by the counsel for the bus driver Ram Singh and his brother Mukesh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singh.

The details of the proceedings cannot be reported by the media as the court has imposed a ban on it under law.


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