Srinagar, Apr 15: A proxy candidate allegedly appeared for Kathua gang-rape accused Vishal Jangotra, who had claimed during his interrogation that he was writing his BSc Part I exam at a centre in Khatauli, Muzaffarnagar, at the time of the incident.
A report published in a national newspaper said that CCTV footage and digital video recording of the exam centre have suggested that Vishal and three other students of Aakanksha College in Meerapur did not turn up to write the test in January, said Gyan Prakash Shrivastav, registrar, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut. According to the registrar, even the documents submitted by Vishal and the three students, who were pursuing BSc Agriculture, were found to be fake.
He said a special investigation team of Jammu and Kashmir Police came to the university to collect information about the four students. Their probe revealed that the students mentioned their address as Rasulpur in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh, even though three of them are from Kathua in Jammu and one is from Delhi, the report mentioned.
“The SIT sleuths took the CCTV footage of the exam centre at KK Jain College in Khatauli with them. Vishal and the other three students were not seen in the video recording conducted on the day of the examination. It might be a case of sending a proxy candidate to write the exam,” added Shrivastav.
The chargesheet filed in the Kathua gang-rape case says that Vishal, who took part in the crimes committed on the eight-year-old victim, tried to create an alibi by manipulating records and creating false evidence with the help of his father Sanji Ram in Kathua, relative Kishore in Jammu, R.P. Singh, chairman, Aakanksha College, and some employees of CCS University, reported the newspaper.