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Kanjhawala Case: Delhi Police Reveals Two More Men Involved; Total 7 Accused

Special Commissioner said that during interrogation of the five men, who have already been arrested and involvement of two more men – identified as Ashutosh and Ankush..

Kanjhawala Case

Two More Involved In Kanjhawala Case

Kanjhawala Case: Delhi Police said that two more men are involved in the Kanjhawala accident case where 20-year-old Anjali Singh was dragged to death for 12 KMs in the early New Year’s Day.

In a press conference, the Special Commissioner (law and order) Sagar Preet Hooda says that during interrogation of the five men, who have already been arrested, they learnt about the involvement of two more men – identified as Ashutosh and Ankush. “Our team is conducting raids. We have recorded the statement of the eyewitness…We’re trying to arrest them,” he told the news agency ANI.

Two More Men Involved In Kanjhawala Case: Delhi Police

Delhi Police arrested Amit Khanna, 25, Deepak Khanna, 26, Mithun, 26, Krishan, 27, and Manoj Mittal, 27, on Sunday morning for their role in the drag and death case.

Hooda said that interrogation also revealed that at the time of incident, the car was driven by Amit, not Deepak. He added that post-mortem has ruled out sexual assault. During the conference, he said, “We are in search of them (Ashutosh and Ankush). Both of them are friends of the five men under custody. They tried to protect the five accused… [They] have tried to tamper the evidence and have given misinformation.”

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CCTV Footages Analysis

The police official also added that analysis of the CCTV footage and the CDR have found no connection between the accused and the deceased but confirmed that the five accused were “aware that there is a human body under the car”. “We are exploring legal process to take this case to a fast-track court,” he added.

“The incident took place between 2.04am to 2.06am. The body was found at around 4.15am. The distance between the two points, where the incident took place and where the body was found is around 10-12 KMs, but it is not possible to say how long was the body dragged,” Mr. Hooda said.

The Special Commissioner said the investigating team is also conducting an internal inquiry into the delay in the Police PCR response, and added that if any “human error” is found, disciplinary actions will be taken against those responsible.

Mr. Hooda’s statement on laxity comes after it was found that as many as 10 police vehicles, including those of the PCR units, that were deployed on the night following calls at the control room, failed to track the offending car.

Ahead of the incident, 18 teams of Delhi police have assigned for the investigation. They are trying to file a charge sheet as early as possible, Mr. Hooda added.

Anjali’s friend, Nidhi, who was riding pillion with the victim on her scooty at the time of the accident, is the key witness in the matter. Police have quizzed her and recorded her statement after a CCTV footage that surfaced on Wednesday showed the 21-year-old entering her residence at 2.30am, supposedly following the accident. Hooda said that no connection has been found between Nidhi and the accused.

-Bharat Express