New Delhi: There is a fresh row brewing over the handling of the case of the Delhi gangrape victim that pitted Delhi Police against Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit over allegations of police intervention during the recording of the victim's statement by a sub divisional magistrate.
Reports said the victim's statement of the events of that fateful night on Dec 16, when she was raped and brutalized by six men on a moving bus, was re-recorded on Tuesday before a Metropolitan Magistrate after the lady magistrate who recorded it earlier alleged police intervention during the recording on Monday night.
The fresh recording of statement follows after Sheila Dikshit wrote to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde about a complaint filed by Usha Chaturvedi, the sub divisional magistrate (SDM) of Vasant Vihar, about excessive police intervention during the recording of her statement inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Safdarjung Hospital.
Chaturvedi reportedly alleged that three cops tried to stop on camera recording of the statement and intimidated her. Sheila Dikshit called the alleged police intervention as alarming and serious in her letter to the Home Minister.