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BMW Case
Public prosecutor dropped after expose

New Delhi, May 31
In the wake of a TV expose of an alleged nexus between the prosecution and the defence in the high-profile BMW case, Delhi police today decided to drop I.U. Khan, the public prosecutor in the case.

According to official sources, senior public prosecutor Rajeev Mohan is likely to replace Khan in handling the eight-year-old case in which Sanjiv Nanda, grandson of a former Navy chief, is accused of running over and killing six persons while driving a BMW car.

The Delhi police had written to the Delhi Government to recommend that Khan be dropped from the case over which the government has decided to give its consent.

Police officials are also examining the veracity of the tape, broadcast by NDTV channel last night, allegedly showing leading criminal lawyer and Nanda's counsel R.K. Anand talking to a prosecution witness Sunil Kulkarni about the case.

Khan, meanwhile, reacted to the TV expose, said that he had not done anything wrong. "I have not done anything wrong, morally, socially or legally which will enable them to initiate any action against me."

As per the expose, Anand allegedly tried to influence Kulkarni by offering him Rs 2 crore.

It also claimed to have shown public prosecutor Khan asking Kulkarni if he had met "bade sahib". Kulkarni told the channel that the reference was to Anand.

Meanwhile, a Delhi court today summoned deputy commissioner of police (south) to conduct an inquiry into the sting operation in the BMW hit-and-run case. OC

PTI adds: Senior advocate R.K. Anand, representing accused Sanjeev Nanda in the sensational BMW case, today rubbished allegations of collusion with the prosecution and threatened to sue NDTV news channel that aired a sting operation purportedly showing him as trying to influence a key witness.

"I am waiting for the whole tape to come. I am going to sue them. I am not going to leave them," Anand said.

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