Verdict will send right message, restore confidence in criminal justice system: Delhi Police

AThough criticised, Delhi Police's puting together of scientific evidence was crucial for the prosecution

Delhi Police had drawn flak after December 16 gangrape, but was redeemed by court's praise for its probe, today said the verdict will be a deterrent and will uphold common man's belief in criminal justice system.

The police, which heaved a sigh of relief over the court order giving death penalty to the four convicts, said it will incorporate the "lessons" learnt from the case in the training module for its personnel for use in other cases.

"This verdict has done two things, number one, it has sent a message of deterrence to the criminals and number two, it has also sent a message of greater belief for the common man in the whole criminal justice system," said Joint Commissioner of police (South-Western) Tajender Singh Luthra.

Talking about the "meticulous scientific investigation" of the case despite being under tremendous pressure from all quarters, Vivek Gogia, Joint Commissioner (South-Eastern) who closely monitored and supervised the investigations of the case, said the judgement is a "lesson" and the force will incorporate the points praised by court in its probe in its training modules.

"We gathered DNA samples from nail scrapping and developed dental marks from the bite marks. I think it is the first case in which Odontological forensics -a way of identifying people by their teeth - was used. We had sent the samples to an expert in Dharwad Karnataka from where we got positive finding which was produced before the court as evidence," he said.

"We consider this judgement as a lesson. The points which have been appreciated and accepted by the court we will incorporate them in our training modules and try to repeat it. Although different cases have different dimensions, but still, we will try to implement the new techniques. The most important point for us today is to

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