Apple executive case: Cops forced lone witness to sign blank paper

Kalpana has also accused the police of forcing Khan to sign on a blank piece of paper.

Apple executive case: Cops forced lone witness to sign blank paper
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LUCKNOW: Kalpana Tiwari, slain Apple executive wife lodged the second FIR on Sunday night in the case alleging that Sana Khan, the lone eye-witness who was with Vivek at the time of the incident, was not allowed to receive or make calls.

According to a report in The Indian Express, Kalpana has also accused the police of forcing Khan to sign on a blank piece of paper.

Uttar Pradesh Justice Minister Brijesh Pathak supported Kalpana’s claims in the second FIR, accusing police of “hushing up” the killing. “The lone eyewitness was kept in police custody for nearly 17 hours and her signature was taken on a plain piece of paper. The FIR was not registered the way it should had been. There is no consistency between the statement of Sana (who was accompanying the victim) and the FIR. And efforts were made to hush up the case,” he said, reported The Indian Express.

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The previous FIR was filed by Khan named prime accused-Prashant Chaudhary who fatally shot Vivek and Sandeep Kumar, who was sitting on the pillion seat.

Quoting Khan, the second FIR filed by Kalpana says, according to Indian Express, “I was with my colleague ASM sir (Tiwari was the Area Sales Manager of Apple), returning home at around 1.30 am when suddenly Prashant Chaudhary and Sandeep Kumar came in front of the car. ASM sir got scared and as he had a female friend with him, he tried to move his car by escaping. At the same time, the constable sitting on the back seat of (their) motorcycle and having a cane in his hand (got off) the motorcycle. Prashant Chaudhary, who was on the front seat, put his pistol against the windshield and fired with the intention to kill.”

“…I cried a lot for help and tried to stop people. I tried my best to save him but the policemen that came neither (were) letting me make (a) call nor receive a call. They pressurized me to sign on a blank paper and later under the pressure of police and media officials made me write on the paper. As I was a lot scared, I wrote whatever they asked me to.”

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