New Delhi: A court here today issued notice to an Investigating Officer of Delhi Police, probing the former Delhi minister Somnath Bharti's purported raid on someAfrican residents last year, to remain present “in person” with final status report after he failed to turn up today.
Metropolitan Magistrate Chetna Singh on January 29 had asked Delhi Police IO to file status report, while refusing to order lodging of a separate FIR on a plea by another African woman seeking registration of a case against unknown persons.
However, it had asked Delhi Police that the Ugandan woman be made co-complainant in the first FIR lodged on January 19 as she was also “the victim” of the same incident.
When the IO did not turn up today with the status report, court directed him to remain present “in person” on August 2.
“An information was received that the IO is busy in some emergency duty... IO is directed to remain present before the court on the next date. Notice be issued to IO.