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Investigator in Jessica case transferred
February 26, 2006 23:06 IST
Surendra Sharma, the investigating officer in the controversial Jessica Lall murder case, has been transferred from the post of Station House Officer of Hauz Khas police station to security wing of Delhi Police which doesnot involve any probe assignment.
Orders for the transfer of Sharma, whose probe in the high-profile murder case did not hold any water in the trial court, were issued from the Delhi Police Commissioner K K Paul's office on Saturday night, police sources said.
All nine accused in the murder case were acquitted by the trial court after witness turned hostile.
Paul, who was the Joint Commissioner (Crime) when the murder case was being investigated in a report to the then Commissioner Ajai Raj Sharma, had questioned the intention behind sending empty rounds of bullets fired at the Tamarind Court party for forensic examination to the CFSL when the weapon of offence had not been recovered.
He had also suggested an internal probe against officials investigating the case."There has obviously been a conspiracy between the accused and certain officials which is to be investigated. This is not in direct continuation of the original offence, hence the need for a separate case," Paul had said.