New Delhi: A special fast track court has dismissed an application of Delhi Police seeking disposal of case property in the Uber cab rape case in which the driver has been sent behind bars for rest of his life.
The court rejected the police plea after Special Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava, who was appointed by the State to try the case, submitted that the case property may not be disposed of as convict Shiv Kumar Yadav is likely to challenge the judgment before the Delhi High Court and these items including the Swift Dzire car in which the woman was raped may be required.
"Though, the case has been decided, public prosecutor submits that the case property may not be disposed of as the convict (Yadav) is likely to challenge the verdict and the case property may be required.
"In view of the submissions, the application stands dismissed. A copy of this order be sent to SHO Police Station Sarai Rohilla for information," Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja said.
The court had yesterday sentenced 33-year-old Yadav to imprisonment for his remaining life for raping and trying to strangulate the 26-year-old woman executive in his taxi 11 months ago, observing that his acts were "against the society" and should be dealt with an "iron hand".
The incident had taken place on the night of December 5 last year when the victim, a finance executive working in Gurgaon, was heading back to her house at Inderlok in Central Delhi.
Yadav was arrested on December 7, 2014 from Mathura and was in judicial custody since then.