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SIT incharge, DIG P Renuka Devi (Photo/ANI)
SIT incharge, DIG P Renuka Devi (Photo/ANI)

Ankita Bhandari murder case: Accused to be taken in police remand soon

ANI | Updated: Sep 29, 2022 18:28 IST

Pauri (Uttarakhand) [India], September 29 (ANI): In a major development in the Ankita Bhandari murder case, the rounds of taking the accused on police remand came to the fore on Thursday.
"The process of taking the accused on police remand is going on. The process of collecting witnesses and evidence is going on, after that the process of remand will be done," said SIT in charge, DIG P Renuka Devi.
She also informed that the revenue officers were also being questioned.
"All revenue officers and employees are also being questioned. Because Vantara Resort is in the revenue area and Ankita's missing case was registered in the revenue area, so this inquiry is being made," she added.
The top cop also informed that Bhandari's postmortem was also recorded on video.

"A panel of doctors has done Ankita's post-mortem at AIIMS Rishikesh, which has also been video graphed. If anyone wants to see the post-mortem process, they can see it with the permission of the court," she added.
The murder case pertains to a young girl (Ankita Bhandari) whose body was recovered from the Chilla Canal in Rishikesh on September 24.
She further informed that the people who were in contact with Ankita are being questioned by the SIT and said that women employees who had earlier worked at the resort were also being interrogated.
The SIT is also interrogating Patwari Vaibhav and his car details, as he went on leave after receiving the news of Ankita's disappearance.
19-year-old Ankita was missing for at least six days before the Uttarakhand administration recovered her body from the Chilla canal in Rishikesh on September 24.
Son of expelled BJP leader Vinod Arya, Pulkit Arya was arrested in the case for allegedly pushing her into the canal following an altercation. Besides Pulkit Arya, two more people were arrested in the case. (ANI)