Accused were aware of Anjali under car: Police sources in Kanjhawala case

9 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

Kanjhawala National

In a key discovery in the Kanjhawala case, in which a lady died after being dragged for many kilometres by a car, Delhi Police sources revealed that the accused were aware of Anjali being stuck ben...

In a key discovery in the Kanjhawala case, in which a lady died after being dragged for many kilometres by a car, Delhi Police sources revealed that the accused were aware of Anjali being stuck beneath their automobile within minutes of hitting her scooty.

“The accused in the car did not take Anjali out because the accused were afraid that if they got down from the car and took Anjali out, they might get into legal trouble if someone saw them,” said the Delhi Police sources. The accused told about their dilemma during their interrogation with the Delhi Police, however, the police say that there is a contradiction in their statements, so every angle is being investigated closely.

The six accused will appear in court on Monday after the Rohini Court granted bail to the seventh accused, Ankush, in the hit-and-run case in outside Delhi’s Sultanpuri neighbourhood on Saturday.

Ankush is the case’s eighth arrested suspect. According to Delhi Police, he is the guy who conspired with the other accused, and after the incident, he assisted the other accused in fleeing by organising an auto.

Ashutosh, the sixth suspect in the January 1 incident, was apprehended by Delhi Police on Friday.
Ashutosh may be seen chatting to the accused two hours after the event on CCTV.

According to Delhi Police, CCTV visuals show that at 4:07 am one of the accused arrived to meet Ashutosh and later Ashutosh is seen going in and out of his house several times.

The police believe that the accused who arrived is none other than Ankush, who is the seventh accused.
On Thursday, the Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Delhi Police Sagar Preet Hooda had said that Ashutosh and Ankush Khanna – were friends of the five arrested earlier and had tried to protect the accused. The duo has also been accused of tampering with evidence and misleading the police.

Delhi Police officials said: “In the new CCTV visuals, Ankush is also talking to someone on the phone.”
“Ankush was talking to the accused on the phone. Ashutosh is last seen on CCTV walking towards his home at 4:52 am. According to the police, at 4.42 am Ashutosh left the house wearing a jacket and returned at around 4:52 am,” police said.

The Delhi Police are interrogating Ashutosh to find out where the accused went during those 10 minutes and the conversation between them.

The Delhi Police said on Friday that Ashutosh had been arrested. “In the Sultanpuri case, the sixth accused Ashutosh has been arrested who had given false information to the police. Further investigation is on,” the Special Commissioner of Police (Law & Order) Delhi Police Sagar Preet Hooda said today.

Five accused in the case- Deepak Khanna, Amit Khanna, Krishan, Mithun and Manoj Mittal were first arrested in the case. The five were driving the car that they borrowed from Ashutosh.