New Delhi: Delhi
Police Wednesday failed to provide evidence in court against the
eight youth arrested for attempt to murder constable Subhash Chand
Police failed to prove their claims in a district court that the
eight youth were involved in the incident due to lack of any CCTV
footage or eyewitness in favour of their allegations.
Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said that eight people were
arrested from the spot where the constable fell near India Gate in
The accused, who got bail after their arrest Dec 23, claim they
were picked up by police from different places in the capital.
Amit Joshi, his brother Kailash Joshi, Nafees Ahmed, Shankar, Aam
Admi Party activist Chaman Kumar, Shantanu, Nand Kumar and
Abhishekh live in different areas in Delhi.
At the time of the incident, only Nafees was near India Gate where
Tomar was found unconscious.
Amit and Kailash Joshi Wednesday moved an application in court to
preserve CCTV footage of a Delhi Metro train Dec 23 because at the
time of the incident, they were in the train.
"The Joshis boarded a metro at Rithala Metro station around 4.15
p.m. Dec 23 and disembarked around 5.15 p.m. at Rajiv Chowk metro
station. They bought a mobile phone in Connaught Place, whose bill
they have submitted in court. They were arrested at Rajiv Chowk,"
said Avinash Nandan Sharma, an advocate of the eight accused.
Sharma said that only Nafees and Chaman had accepted in court that
they were present at the protest.
"Nafees told IANS that he was picked up by police around 12.30
p.m., three hours before the constable was injured. Chaman said he
was not present at India gate when the incident happened," Sharma
Yogendra and Pauline, who tried to help the fallen constable, said
the constable had no visible injuries and that he fell while
chasing crowd at a road leading to India Gate Dec 23 evening.
This contradicts the police's version, which claims the constable
was attacked by protesters, which led to his death Tuesday
Dr. T.S. Sidhu, medical superintendent at Ram Manohar Lohia
Hospital where Tomar was taken, said: "Subhash Chand Tomar was
brought here in a state of total collapse. Our doctors revived him
and as he was not stable, we shifted him to the Intensive Care
Unit. He was on ventilator."
The doctor said there were no "major external injury marks except
for some cuts and bruises" on Tomar.
The constable had received injuries Dec 23 after a protest against
the gang-rape of a 23-year-old girl in a moving bus in south Delhi
on December 16 got violent here in the city near India Gate.
Tomar was cremated Tuesday afternoon with state honours.