The person who was released by the Supreme Court for 3 months in the Chhawla gangrape case, is now arrested in the murder case

Delhi Crime News: The accused who was acquitted by the Supreme Court in the Chawla gangrape case about three months ago, has now been arrested in the auto driver’s murder case. Arrested accused Vinod is among three men who were sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in 2012, but were acquitted by the Supreme Court in November last year due to lack of evidence .

Police said Vinod and his accomplice killed auto driver Anar Singh after trying to rob them in Dwarka Sector-13 on January 26. The second person arrested in the case has been identified by the police as 29-year-old Pawan.

This was revealed in the investigation

Speaking to news agency ANI, DCP Dwarka M Harshvardhan said that on the intervening night of January 25-26, an auto driver was stabbed while trying to rob two accused passengers Pawan and Vinod in Dwarka area. During investigation it was found that Vinod was recently acquitted by the Supreme Court in the Chawla rape case.

According to media reports, the police first arrested Pawan after scanning the CCTV footage installed around the scene. Pawan’s inquiries lead him to Vinod. “Pawan told that he did not know that Vinod Chawla is an accused in the gangrape case,” the police said.

What is Chawla gangrape case?

On February 9, 2012, a 19-year-old girl was raped and murdered at Chawla in Delhi’s Dwarka area. The mutilated body of the girl was found a few days later. The police had named three people Rahul, Ravi and Vinod as accused in the case. During the hearing in the case, the court had sentenced all three to death. This decision was later upheld by the Delhi High Court as well.

At the same time, the Supreme Court in its judgment on November 7, 2022 canceled the orders of the trial court and the High Court. Chief Justice UU Lalit and Justices Ravindra Bhat and Bela M. Trivedi strongly criticized the investigation done by the police in the case.

The bench noted that neither any identification parade was conducted by the Investigating Officer nor any of the witnesses identified the accused during their statements before the court during the course of investigation.

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