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BMW hit-and-run case: Defence asks for fingerprint report
August 06, 2007 20:31 IST
The defence in the BMW [Images] hit-and-run case on Monday sought the police report on the fingerprints purportedly lifted from Sanjeev Nanda's car. On January 10, 1999, Nanda, the grandson of a former Navy chief, allegedly ran over six people with his black BMW while driving in an inebriated state.
Nanda, along with his friends who were traveling in his car, reportedly fled the scene.
According to the police, bloodstains were found on Nanda's car later. The police also dusted the car for fingerprints, which were sent for forensic tests.
Nanda's counsel Ramesh Gupta requested Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar to direct the prosecution to furnish the report about fingerprints collected from Nanda's BMW.
"Let the special public prosecutor be asked to produce the fingerprint report as it is important to examine defence witnesses," Gupta told the judge, contending that former prosecutor I U Khan admitted to receiving such a report from the police.
Responding to this, Special Public Prosecutor Rajeev Mohan, who was appointed in the wake of an alleged collusion between the defence and prosecution, exposed by a TV channel through a sting operation, sought some time to trace the report. The judge then directed Mohan to furnish the fingerprint report and scheduled the next hearing for August 20.