Anjali hit-&-run case: MHA directs Delhi Police to suspend officers deployed at PCR, picket

The move comes after Delhi Police Special Commissioner Shalini Singh submitted her report on possible police laxity in the case to MHA 

NEW DELHI | Updated: 13 January, 2023 3:45 am IST
The accident took place in the wee hours of January 1 when Anjali’s scooter was hit by the Baleno car. Due to the impact, she got stuck beneath the car while her companion Nidhi was tossed off the pillion seat.
Anjali Singh was killed by a Baleno car in the wee hours of January 1

After a detailed fact-finding report was submitted by Delhi Police Special Commissioner Shalini Singh on the Anjali hit-and-run case, the Union Home Ministry has directed the Delhi Police to suspend the officers deployed on three PCRs and two police pickets for dereliction of their duties.

According to reports, despite receiving reports of a woman being dragged under the wheels of a Baleno car, the personnel deployed on three PCR vans and two police pickets along the route between Sultanpuri and Kanjhawala responded casually.

Anjali, 20, was hit and dragged for 13 kilometres on New Year’s night after being hit by a Baleno car. She was riding on a scooty along with her friend Nidhi, who also suffered a minor injury.

The Delhi Police later arrested four occupants of the car and three other persons who were allegedly involved in hiding and tampering with the evidence.

fter the incident, MHA appointed Shalini Singh as a special officer to ascertain the facts of the incident. Many people raised questions about the timing of the response by the police personnel deployed on the stretch on which Anjali was dragged to death.

The MHA received a detailed report from Singh, and it has also directed the police to issue a show cause notice to the IO (investigating officer) of the case. It has also been directed to file the charge sheet in the case soon.

The question was raised that despite the presence of PCR vans in the area, how was the car able to drag the woman for 13 kilometres from Sultanpuri to Kanjhawala? The body of Anjali was found on the roadside.

The family suspected it to be a case of murder and demanded the harshest punishment for the accused involved in the case.

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