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Police examining grounds for appeal in Jessica case
February 27, 2006 20:22 IST
Stung by the swarm of criticism over its 'inept handling' of the Jessica Lal murder case, which led to the acquittal of all the nine accused, the Delhi Police has begun spadework for appealing against the judgement.
Announcing this Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ranjit Narayan told mediapersons Monday they were studying grounds for filing an appeal against the acquittal of the accused into the high-profile murder case.
"The Delhi Police in consultation with the Directorate of Prosecution is examining the judgement in the Jessica Lal murder case.
We are also examining grounds for appeal," was the terse statement which Narayan read from a prepared text.
Only after we have studied the matter carefully any further details on the issue could be told, added Narayan, when asked what the police intended to do henceforth.
Narayan also denied that any inquiry had been ordered into the alleged lop-sided investigation by police officials into the case.