Kanjhawala Case: Anjali’s Friend Nidhi was Ganja Supplier? Agra GRP Arrested Her in 2020

Kanjhawala Case

There has been a big disclosure in the Kanjhawala case. The deceased Anjali’s friend Nidhi was arrested in 2020 under the NDPS Act on charges of illegal smuggling of marijuana. Nidhi was caught on December 6, 2020, at Agra Cantt station. At that time, 10 kg of ganja were recovered from Nidhi. He was caught by the GRP while bringing ganja from Sikandarabad, Telangana, to Delhi. On December 15, 2020, she got bail on a bond of 50 thousand. Nidhi was in jail for nine days.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police will produce Ankush Khanna, the 7th accused in the Kanjhawala incident, in Rohini court today. Ankush Khanna surrendered at the Sultanpuri police station on Friday evening. Ankush is the brother of accused Amit; it is alleged that he knows the whole story of the accident. Amit was driving the car, but Amit did not have a driving license, so Ankush planted Deepak as the driver.

On Friday, Delhi’s Rohini Court remanded Ashutosh Bhardwaj, to three days of police custody in the Kanjhawala hit-and-drag death case.

During the hearing, Delhi Police sought remand to establish his presence in the car at the time of the incident. It is suspected that Ashutosh was in the car, but he planted another accused, Deepak, as the driver, the police said.

The Delhi Police said that custodial interrogation was required as one of the accused, Ankush, still absconded.

Metropolitan magistrate Sanya Dalal granted accused Ashutosh Bhardwaj three days of police custody.

Ashutosh was produced physically before the Rohini court after his arrest was made in the matter on Friday.

The investigation officer (IO) told the court that the accused destroyed the evidence.

The investigation officer (IO) also submitted that in the CCTV footage, five people are seen in the car at the time of the incident. The footage is not clear. His identity is to be established through CDR, he added.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police, present during the hearing, submitted that Ashutosh Bhardwaj is a person who allegedly planted Deepak. “He can do anything to shield himself,” the ACP told the court.

The section 182 of the CrPC is also attracted for giving false information against him, the court said.

One of the accused, Ankush, is absconding. He had conversations on the phone with other accused persons. He called them and arranged an autorickshaw for them to abscond after the incident, IO said.

In the horrific incident in Delhi’s Khanjawala on New Year’s night, a 20-year-old woman died after being dragged for several kilometres by a car that hit her scooter.

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