Man Who Lied About Driver’s Identity Surrenders, All 7 Accused in Police Custody


Edited By: Richa Mukherjee

Last Updated: January 07, 2023, 08:06 IST

Family members protest, along with locals, demanding justice for Anjali Singh, at Karan Vihar area of Sultanpuri (PTI)

Family members protest, together with locals, demanding justice for Anjali Singh, at Karan Vihar space of Sultanpuri (PTI)

The individuals inflicting the demise of Anjali had allegedly borrowed the automotive from Ashutosh, the sixth accused

In the most recent growth in the Kanjhawala demise case, accused Amit Khanna’s brother, who allegedly lied concerning the car’s driver and tampered with proof, surrendered on the Sultanpuri police station on Friday night.

Notably, this comes a couple of hours after cops nabbed the sixth accused, Ashutosh Budh Vihar in Northwest Delhi.

Ashutosh Bhardwaj, the brother-in-law of the proprietor of the automotive that allegedly dragged 20-year-old Anjali Singh to her demise, and Ankush Khanna have been concerned in shielding the accused. It can also be realized that it was Ankush who satisfied one other cousin Deepak to take the blame and inform the cops that he was driving the Baleno which mowed down Anjali as the motive force, Amit didn’t have a driving license.

The Delhi Police has already arrested Deepak Khanna (26), Amit Khanna (25), Krishan (27), Mithun (26), and Manoj Mittal in the case.

Anjali Singh, 20, was killed after being hit and dragged by a automotive for 12 km from Sultanpuri to Kanjhawala in outer Delhi on New Year. Her good friend, Nidhi, who was driving pillion on her scooter on the time of the accident, has claimed she fell to the aspect and fled the spot after the accident as a result of she was “scared”.

Here’s a look at the latest updates:

Cops in Delhi’s Rohini Asked to Share Live Location During Night Duties: In wake of the Kanjhawala incident in the national capital, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rohini district, Guriqbal Singh Sidhu has asked all the Inspector level personnel in the district to share their live locations with him while on night duty, and not to leave police stations without his permission. IANS accessed the message passed by the DCP to his juniors in which the official stressed on three important points – patrolling, location sharing and presence at police station.

Delhi Police Nabs Two Accomplices in Kanjhawala Case: The Delhi Police has arrested the sixth and seventh accused in the Delhi hit-and-run case. Ashutosh Bhardwaj, the brother-in-law of the owner of the car that allegedly dragged 20-year-old Anjali Singh to her death in Kanjhawala and Ankush Khanna, who allegedly tried to cover up the incident along with the former, officials said on Friday morning.

Sixth Accused, Ashutosh Remanded in Police Custody for 3 Days: A Delhi court remanded Ashutosh in police custody for three days. The accused persons causing the death of Anjali had allegedly borrowed the car from Ashutosh.

Ankush Convinced Deepak to Take the Blame: The vehicle’s owner, Lokesh, had given his car to Ashutosh, who subsequently gave it to his friend Amit Khanna. Upon Ankush’s insistence, Deepak took the blame for driving the car as driver Amit had no driving license.

Accused Fled Crime Scene in Deepak’s Autorickshaw: Sources claimed that Deepak was not in the Maruti Baleno car that mowed down Anjali. There were five men partying in the car. One of them, the friend of the four other men, de-boarded the vehicle before the incident took place. Deepak was at his home the entire night when the incident happened. He was called by one of the accused after the car hit Anjali, following which he brought his uncle’s autorickshaw to take the accused to their residences, sources said.

Nidhi Called to Join Investigation, Not Arrested, Clarifies Police: The police denied reports that Nidhi, who was riding pillion on Anjali’s scooter at the time of the accident, was arrested and said she was only called to join the investigation.

CCTV Footage Gives Way to New Findings: Fresh CCTV footage emerged where Nidhi and Anjali are seen on a scooter with a man. The person drops them off near Anjali’s residence. In another footage, both the women go to the house of the deceased and later proceed towards the hotel for the party.

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