Lucknow: It seems that strengthening woman security and law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh is the least important task for the Akhilesh Yadav's government in the state. The latest buzz is from Mohanlal Ganj gang-rape and murder case. The panchnama (crime scene inspection report) filed by the Lucknow Police is said to be false. According to a report published in ‘Amar Ujala', a leading Hindi daily, all five witnesses in the case are bogus.
The daily claimed to scrutinize the panchnama. It had also spoken to all five witnesses in the case after which it was revealed that none of them had seen the victim's dead body.
Kamruddin Khan, in-charge of Mohanlal Ganj police station, and sub-inspector Munnilal had forced all five witnesses -- Sajivan Lal Yadav and Guddu of Balsingh Khera village, Saroj of Jaitikehda village, Pintu of Dehua village and Parvar Paschim's resident Izhar Ali -- to sign the document, the ‘Amar Ujala' report said.
The panchnama was prepared and signed at a dhaba near a primary school in Balsingh Khera village, 25 km from Lucknow.
On Thursday, ‘Amar Ujala' spoke to all witnesses. During the course of interaction, it was revealed that none of them had seen the victim's dead body.
Villagers alleged that female sub-inspector Aradhna, whose name was mentioned as a reference on the panchnama, was also not present on the spot. In the panchnama, it was stated that female sub-inspector Aradhna herself had examined the victim's dead body.
As per the rules, the panchnama by the police should be prepared on the spot but in this case, the same was written at Sajiv Lal's dhaba, 150 km away from the crime scene. Sajiv Lal was also made a witness.
The brutal gang-rape and murder of a 30-year-old woman came to light last week when the naked body of victim was spotted by a watchman near a primary school in Balsingh Khera village of Mohanlal Ganj tehsil in Lucknow.