New Delhi: Two of the accused in the Delhi gang-rape case on Thursday claimed before a Special court that they were not in the bus in which a 23-year-old girl was brutally assaulted and raped by six persons on December 16 night.
Accused Vinay Sharma in his application before Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna claimed he, along with co-accused Pawan Gupta, were not present in the bus in which the alleged incident took place.
Vinay, who filed the application through his counsel AP Singh, said he has been falsely implicated in the case. The lawyer told the judge that the application was moved after Vinay informed him that his mobile has a video-clip, which allegedly shows that the two went to a music function in south Delhi.
"Accused Vinay's mobile contains a video recording and photos which can establish that he and Pawan were not in the bus on the night of incident," he told the judge, while seeking permission to make a CD of the video.
The court, however, said that they can make a CD out of the video recording as the matter was between the defence counsel and the accused, but, at present, it has nothing to do with the case.
"It is very important defence for the accused, as the mobile contains some exclusive information, which can prove the innocence of my client," the lawyer submitted before the court. He also said that now the police cannot state that the video was being planted as the said mobile phone was in police custody since the accused' arrest in the case.
Meanwhile, the court on Thursday directed counsel ML Sharma, appearing for accused Mukesh, to remain present before it on Friday so that he can cross-examine the prosecution witnesses. Till date 65 of the prosecution witnesses have deposed in the court.
Initially, five accused in the case were facing trial for allegedly gang-raping and assaulting the girl, who died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.
With the proceedings against the main accused Ram Singh having abated after his death on March 11, the remaining four adult accused - Mukesh, Vinay, Akshay Singh and Pawan - are facing trial in the case for rape and murder of the girl. The sixth accused in the case is a juvenile who is facing trial before the Juvenile Justice Board here.


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