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Evidence tampered, Singh falsely implicated: counsel

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Sep 14: R K Naseem, counsel of prime accused Santosh Singh in Priyadarshini Mattoo rape and murder case, today reiterated that the CBI had allegedly tampered with the evidence and his client was falsely implicated.

Mr Naseem said doctors who had conducted Mattoo's post-mortem had ruled out that she had been raped. ''This indicates that the investigating agency had tampered with the evidences collected from the scene of crime,'' he added.

He accused the investigating agency of tampering with the evidence from January 25-29 when they were in the CBI's possession.

The samples were sent for analysis after January 29, he added.

''Besides, many entries in the register were found to be overwritten,'' the counsel said, adding according to entry number 37, glass pieces seized from Nelson Mandela Road on January 30 were shown as deposited on January 29.

He said undergarments of the victim did not have any blood stains at the time they were recovered but when they were sent for analysis to the laboratory, they had stains. He argued that Mattoo's pair of socks that the CBI had placed in the envelope was found to be missing initially. They were recovered later, from another envelope, pointing fingers that the evidence had been tampered with, Mr Naseen added.

Mr Nassen said that the accused's blood group was O positive, but doctors said his group was A positive.

''Further, slides of Mattoo's vaginal swab was described by the doctors of the Hyderabad-based laboratory as ''mixed sample'' indicating they had been tampered with,'' the counsel added.


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