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Show evidence against school teacher: Delhi HC tells police

September 10, 2007 13:22 IST
Last Updated: September 10, 2007 13:44 IST


The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the city police to furnish details of the evidence collected against Uma Khurana, the teacher targeted by a 'fake' sting operation. The sting operation had implied that Khurana was involved in the flesh trade and supplied school girls to her clients.

A bench comprising Chief Justice M K Sharma and Justice Sanjeev Khanna also asked the Delhi government to consider reviewing its decision to terminate her services in the light of evidence collected so far by the police.

"We would like to see the case diary on Wednesday to look into the evidence collected against her," the bench stated.

The Delhi police submitted that the investigation into the case was still going on. Delhi police's counsel Mukta Gupta told the court that it cannot be said that the school teacher was completely innocent. The evidence showed her involvement in certain part of the sting operation aired on a private TV channel, said Gupta.

However, the court asked the police to show some substantial evidence against Khurana.

On September 7, the Delhi high court had issued notices to the government and police after taking suo motu cognisance of media reports that the sting operation was fake and distorted.

 

The police had arrested Prakash Singh, the journalist behind the sting operation, after booking him under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including those relating to cheating and criminal conspiracy.

 

Singh was arrested after it was revealed that the girl who had made the allegations against Khurana was not a student but an aspiring journalist.

 

An angry mob had attacked the school after the sting operation was aired and the incident had prompted the Delhi government to first suspend Khurana and then terminate her services on September 1.

 



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