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Police Commissioner denies inquiry into Jessica case

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New Delhi, Feb 27: Police Commissioner K K Paul today (Feb 27, 2006) denied that 'any inquiry' had been ordered into the alleged 'mishandling' of the Jessica Lal murder case by officials of his department.

Refuting media reports that a departmental inquiry had been ordered against the officials who investigated Jessica Lal's murder, Commissioner Paul said, "No inquiry of any sort has been ordered". Except for the transfer of the then Investigating Officer Surendra Sharma, no progress has been made into the high-profile murder case even after days of public outcry all over the country.

Surendra Sharma had been transfered to the Secuirty Cell from his posting as SHO Hauz Khas.

The matter was also raised in the Lok Sabha today by the Opposition members over the acquittal of the accused and the promotion of the Sessions Judge, who had held the trial, to the Delhi High Court.

UNI

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