5 years after Noida techie disappeared, CBI starts probe
Feb 23, 2018 timesofindia.com
Abhinav Mittal’s (35) family had approached Allahabad high court, which had directed the CBI on May 25 last year to take over the case.Abhinav Mittal lived with his parents—Satya Narayan Mittal, Manju Mittal—and wife Jyoti Mittal, in Sector 15. He previously worked for Impetus Technologies and was planning to launch his own startup.Satya Narayan Mittal said Abhinav had gone for an evening walk at 8.30 pm on October 17, 2013.“I was returning from Dehradun to Noida that night. At 8pm, Abhinav called me and said that he would reach the railway station for pick-up. Later my wife informed me that Abhinav was not at home and I should come on my own,” Mittal said.
Mittal reached home and found Abhinav missing. The family launched a search but could not find him. They filed a missing complaint next day in Sector 20 police station. The family alleged that the local police did not investigate the matter properly, and registered an FIR only on December 12, 2013.
Mittal said that his son had left some messages on his computer before leaving, which was read and deleted by Jyoti, without informing him. “She did not tell me about the message. She had also called her sister and brother-in-law and a male friend that night to discuss the issue,” he said.
Mittal suspected Jyoti had an affair with her male friend.
Family members suspected Jyoti’s role in Abhinav’s mysterious disappearance. Abhinav had married Jyoti, a resident of Faridabad, in February 2007. Jyoti was an assistant professor in a private university in Noida. Almost a month after the incident, on November 25, 2013, she left the Noida home.
Dissatisfied with the police probe, Abhinav’s family later approached the high court requesting to transfer the matter to CBI. The HC observed that Abhinav had left the house after an altercation with his wife. It further said that the police had not taken any interest in investigating the matter properly.
“Dozens of investigating officials, who were entrusted with the investigation of this case, could not investigate properly and the matter seems to be stranded at the same place,” the court observed.
The court said that had the police officials interrogated the suspects sternly and strictly, the same would definitely have helped unravel the truth and to locate the whereabouts of the missing Abhinav Mittal.
“In order to ensure fair and proper investigation, it will be in the interest of justice to transfer the investigation of this case from UP Police to CBI,” the court said in its order on May 25, 2017.
Mittal said he submitted the copy of court order to CBI officials on July 24, 2017. “The high court had directed CBI to register a case within a week. They took almost eight months to register a case. We still feel that if the accused are interrogated properly, the truth will come out,” he said.
Unwilling to ‘dirty’ car, cops let two teens die
Sandeep Rai| TNN | Updated: Jan 20, 2018
- Two 15-year-old boys who met with an accident died on the roadside as police from UP Dial 100 refused to take them to hospital.
- The cops were worried that the blood of the seriously wounded kids would soil their vehicle, a Toyota Innova.
- Acting swiftly, the police department has suspended three cops on Friday
In a video that shows chilling indifference on the part of the men who were duty-bound to help the teens, one of the cops can be seen asking, “Where will we sit the whole night if our vehicle gets dirty?” Acting swiftly, the police department suspended three cops — head constable Inderpal Singh and constables Pankaj Kumar and Manoj Kumar — on Friday.
DIG (Saharanpur range) Sunil Emannuel told TOI: “We have taken exemplary action against the three cops. We cannot tolerate the kind of inhuman treatment that was meted out to those in dire need of help. They (the three cops) are already under suspension. If, after the inquiry that has been set up, their irresponsible and immoral conduct is conclusively established, further action will be taken against them. ”
Arpit Khurana and Sunny Gupta students of class X at a school here and residents of Sotia Vihar, were going home when the motorcycle they were riding hit an electric pole and the teenagers were flung into a drain along the road.
The boys were brought out by passersby and an acquaintance of Arpit. The video clearly shows that both boys were injured and lying on the road. Passersby called police, who reached there in a Dial 100 vehicle. However, the policemen can be seen refusing to take the boys to hospital, despite the acquaintance begging them to. “The car will become dirty. Take them in a tempo,” one of the policemen can be heard saying.
The injured boys died on the road before they could be taken to hospital. ” Our families are ruined. If those policemen had shown even the slightest amount of mercy, my son would have been alive,” said Arpit’s father Rakesh Khurana.