Now, I would like to call upon Amrit Ahluwalia as my first witness.
Amrit looks at her family nervously. Sudhir gives her a encouraging nod and she gets up and walks to the witness box slowly. She takes her oath and Prosecutor Aksh approaches her.
Aksh: Your name?
Amrit: Amrit Sudhir Ahluwalia.
Aksh: How are you related to the victim?
Amrit: I am his daughter-in-law.
Aksh: Naturally, you were present at the celebration party that night?
Aksh: Please narrate what happened that night to the court, with exact detail.
Amrit: Uss din, bauji saare police walon ke saath award ceremony se laute the. Bauji bohot hi khush the aur hum sab bhi party ke liye tayyari kar rahe the. Phir Arjun bhi party me aaya. Woh bauji ke liye Champagne laaya tha aur sab ne zidd ki celebration ko Champagne ke saath shuru kare. Phir sab zor-shor se party karne lage aur bauji bhi dance kar rahe the. Bauji ko sab ne bohot kaha toh unhone bhi ek sip liya, aur issi beech thodi Champagne unke kapdon pe gir gayi. Woh party chod ke upar apne kapde change karne gaye the. Uske thode hi der baad, maine aur Sudhir ne dekha ke Arjun bhi unke peeche peeche upar gaya. Iske kuch 10-15 minute baad hume goli ki avaaz sunayi di aur..
She faltered there.. the memory of Kartar Ji in that state, with all that blood, tears started flowing freely.
Aksh gave her a moment to compose herself and continued.
Aksh: Toh aapne goli ki avaaz suni aur kya dekha?
Amrit: Maine dekha ke bauji zameen pe pade hue the. Unke seene pe goli lagi thi aur bohot khoon beh raha tha. Woh behosh the. Jhet ji ne ambulance bulaya aur unhe hospital le gaye. Rajvir ne tab wahan par pistol dekhi aur usse custody me le liya.
Aksh: Kya aapne Arohi ko Arjun ke saath jaate hue dekha?
Amrit: Nahi, Arohi mere paas khadi thi.
Aksh: Aap ye bata sakti hai ke Arohi kab party chod ke gayi?
Amrit: Nahi, woh mujhe Preeti ne bulaya aur meine dhyaan nahi diya.
Aksh: Thank you. Aap jaa sakti hain.
Turns around to face the judge,
Aksh: Your honor, point to be noted. KSA left the party alone. Arjun left after him also alone. Arohi was not to be seen leaving with him. Arohi saw her husband leaving and when she found what he had done, she produced herself as alibi for her husband. She was never with him. I request the court to disregard her statement else she will be perjuring herself in court. Thats all.