The Central Bureau of Investigation's stand that none had testified whether former Director-General of Police S.P.S. Rathore had harassed the brother of a teenaged girl, was challenged on Tuesday by a witness, who claimed that his testimony was not incorporated by the investigating agency in its closure report.
Vijay Dheer, a resident of Panchkula, claimed that he witnessed the atrocities committed on the youngster by the police, allegedly on behalf of Rathore, who was sentenced for molesting the sister of the youth.
Witness to sequence of events
“I was witness to the entire sequence of events when he was handcuffed and paraded naked by police,” Mr. Dheer said.
“I told the CBI during my testimony about atrocities committed by Haryana police,” he said adding that the investigating agency ignored his testimony in its closure report.
Mr. Dheer, who was a neighbour of the affected family in 1990s, said, “The CBI questioned me for around seven hours during its investigations, but the investigating agency did not incorporate my witness in its report.”
The agency, in its closure report before a special CBI court at Ambala recently, is understood to have said that neither any neighbour nor any shopkeeper in the vicinity of the family testified before it that the youth was harassed by police.
The CBI stated that the shopkeepers of market of Sector 6 Panchkula had said that neither they heard nor they saw his being paraded by police in December 1993.
The CBI also stated that neighbours of the girl's family also denied her brother was paraded.
The girl, a budding tennis player, committed suicide three years after being molested by Rathore on August 12, 1990.