Kanjhawala Case: Rohini court has extended the judicial custody of 5 accused in the Kanjhawala case for 14 days. However, the accused could not be brought to the court due to security reasons. For this, the judge himself went to Tihar Jail and increased judicial custody by setting up a court there. Earlier, the court had rejected the bail plea of accused Deepak Khanna and also reprimanded the Delhi Police for being evasive.
‘not opposing the bail application’
The judge said that it appears from the reply that the IO is not opposing the bail application. The investigating agency should not take such non-sensitive approach. It shocks the judicial conscience of the court that such equivocal non-specific, vague grounds are being made in response. The probe agency’s approach appears to be non-specific.
Two accused in the case out on bail
Ankush and Ashutosh have got bail. Five other accused including Deepak Khanna, Amit Khanna, Manoj Mittal, Krishna and Mithun are in judicial custody. He was to be produced in the court on 23 January. Deepak Khanna was initially accused of being the driver of the car. However, a few days later, the police investigation found that his cousin and friends told the police that he was with them at the time of the accident as none of them had a driving license. The police had found that Deepak’s phone location and call records showed that he was at home throughout the day.