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'Jessica Lal case major embarrassment for force'
Onkar Singh in New Delhi | February 27, 2006 09:53 IST
Delhi Police Commissioner K K Paul has ordered an internal vigilance probe into the lapses in the investigations committed in the Jessica Lal murder case that led to the acquittal of all the accused persons, including Manu Sharma, the prime accused.
Manu is alleged to have shot dead Jessica Lal, a model, who was acting as a bar tender at a restaurant run by socialite Bina Ramani on the night of April 29,1999.
"I wrote a letter to the then commissioner of police in 2001. That was five years ago. Now the judgment has come and it is important that we concentrate on the order of the court and see who were the people involved in investigating the matter, who was the supervisory officers and what decisions were taken," he said.
On whether there can be a re-trial in the case, Paul said, "This is for the courts to decide. We would fix our end."