Tuli had filed the PIL in the Delhi High Court claiming that the Delhi Police has revealed minute and sensitive details of the investigation to the public through the media.
It was argued that the presence of media and other public persons at the site of recoveries, in court hearings and so on amounts to interference with the evidence and witnesses in the present case.
The plea highlights that the murder has been alleged to have taken place in Delhi, after which body parts of the victim were disposed of at different places. Therefore, the Mehrauli Police Station was not equipped to carry out the investigation due to lack of staff and paucity of technical equipment.
It was further stated that as per statements made by the Delhi Police to the media, the accused will be taken to five different states in furtherance of the investigation. Hence, the case was “inter-state” and beyond the territorial jurisdiction of Delhi Police, the lawyer claimed.