While dismissing the bail application of the accused Deepak Khanna, Rohini court rapped Delhi Police for filing an evasive and vague reply. The court said, “It appears that Investigation Officer (IO) is not opposing the bail application. The approach of the investigating agency appears to be non-serious.” The reply on future bail applications is directed to be supervised by the concerned DCP.
Additional Sessions Judge Sushil Bala Dagar said, “Further it is pertinent to mention that the reply which has been received to this bail application today is quite evasive, vague and non-specific on all grounds. It appears from the reply that the IO is not opposing the bail application.”
In future any application is moved in this matter, DCP is concerned to personally supervise the same and any response sent to the Court should be routed through the Office of DCP to reflect his supervision and application of mind over the investigation, the court directed.
“The investigation is still in the initial stages. The accused himself has given two versions to the investigating agency as mentioned in the bail application i.e. at the first instance, he stated that he was driving the vehicle and later on he is taking the defense that he was not driving the vehicle. Whether he was present inside the vehicle or not is yet to be investigated,” the court noted.
The Court further said that the arguments of Counsel for the accused regarding his GPS location or CDR are not tenable which seems to be his defence and the matter is still at the initial stage.