Identification parade in Meher case tomorrow
Lucknow, Apr 2 (UNI) Police will conduct an identification parade tomorrow of Sunny Rawat, accused of murdering Meher Bhargava on February 28.
According to police sources, the parade would take place at the district jail here, where Sunny is presently lodged. Ganga Prasad, driver of Meher, who is the prime witness to the incident, is likely to attend the parade.
However, a section of the police were confident that Sachin Pahari, who was still at large even after being shot during a police encounter on Wednesday last, was the main accused in the case and the name of Sunny was dragged just out of confusion.
A senior police official maintained that identification of the main accused during the parade would decide the fate of the case as another prime accused Sachin Pahari was still at large. Finger print experts have also been engaged to find out the real culprit behind the incident.
Inspecter General of Police (Lucknow Zone) O P Tripathi said here that the probe was progressing at a normal pace and now finger prints of Sachin Pahari would be examined to ascertain as to whether he was the real culprit behind the killing or not.
Earlier, the driver had claimed that Sunny had pulled the tigger on Meher and the accused also had later conceded of committing the crime. Later, Sunny, retracted from his statement by saying that he had admitted of committing the crime under pressure town police.
Sunny alongwith Sachin Pahari was present when Meher (50), wife of Congress leader Luv Bhargava, was shot at by four persons in Lucknow on February 28. She succumbed to her injuries at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi on March 25.
Pahari, along with three other persons, had shot at Meher in the busy Shahnajaf road area outside Dilip Pur Towers when she protested against their passing lewd remarks at her daughter-in-law.
The Special Task Force is now assisting the district police in the investigation. The police had been attacked from various quarters for sloppy investigation in the case. Two sub-inspectors had been suspended on charges of laxity.
UNI MB ARS MA RAI1858