DCP South asked to depose before court
New Delhi, Jun 5 (UNI) A city court today issued a notice to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) to appear in person before it in connection with the delay in filing a complaint against Bina Ramani, the owner of the Tamarind restaurant where model Jessica Lal was shot dead, for furnishing false information for obtaining a marriage certificate.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Kamini Lau asked the DCP, South, to appear in person on June 13 along with all the relevant records and materials to explain the reasons and circumstances for the delay in filing a complaint against Bina Ramani, a key witness in the Jessica Lal murder case.
Bina Ramani, on April 24, 1999, had furnished false information to the SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate), Hauz Khas, regarding a marriage certificate and the Magistrate had accordingly issued it to her on the same date.
But on May 6, 1999, the SDM came to know about the furnishing of false information on which a notice was also issued to Bina Ramani as to why the marriage certificate should not be cancelled.
On May 24, the marriage certifiacte of Bina Ramani had finally been cancelled, according to inspector R S Chauhan. But no complaint was made out against Ramani, he added.
''But till date why there is not a single complaint filed against Bina Ramani even after a gap of almost seven years,'' the court asked the inspector and accordingly issued a notice to the DCP.
''The material did not reflect as to why the authority concerned (SDM) or his senior officers did not choose to make any complaint immediately after coming to know the false declaration and kept quiet for almost seven years,'' Ms Lau said in her order.
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