13 May, 2021

Interrogation Marks

Delhi Police says Sharma's confession seals the case. But there're still many loose ends. More Coverage

Tribhuvan Tiwari
Interrogation Marks
Has the Delhi Police cracked the Shivani Bhatnagar murder case as some of its senior officers are claiming? Legal experts point out that unless there is material evidence to corroborate the reported 'revelations' made by suspended Haryana IGP R.K. Sharma during interrogation, the probe may not be complete. The official version is that the police has solved the case and that there is sufficient evidence to nail Sharma. But lawyers point out that there are far too many unanswered questions.

Last week, a confident Delhi Police—satisfied with Sharma's interrogation—decided not to press for the extension of his police remand before a city court. Subsequently, he was remanded to two weeks judicial custody at Delhi's Tihar jail. The police told the court that Sharma had confessed to the crime and that he had given vital leads which would support the chargesheet in the murder case.

This is the police side of the story. And it is this official version that has added to the confusion over the actual progress made in the case. In fact, the open-ended statements made by the...

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