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Nirbhaya s rapist seeks probe into perjury committed by boy accompanying her

A Delhi court has raised questions on maintainability of application of one of the death-row convicts in Nirbhaya rape case which has sought registration of FIR against the girl s friend for perjury for giving false testimony.The complaint, filed by the father of Pawan Kumar Gupta, claimed that the boy accompanying Nirbhaya in the bus turned the case into a media trial by charging money from news channels to give interviews. This call for an independent investigation into the perjury committed by him, being the sole witness, his testimony has strongly influenced the outcome of the case, the complaint stated. Perjury relates to willfully making a misrepresentation under oath. What cognizable offense is made out in your complaint? Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhir Kumar Sirohi said on Friday, adding that said that the witnesses record statements under oath and what they say outside the courtroom cannot raise a question on their credibility as a witness.The court will decide the ...

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