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Delhi gangrape protests: 8 charged for cop's death

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 27, 2012
First Published: 01:12 IST(27/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:13 IST(27/12/2012)

A Delhi court on Wednesday issued notices to the Delhi Police and DMRC, following the application of two brothers who have been allegedly charged for the death of constable Subhash Chand Tomar during the India Gate protests. The two are among the six charged for Tomar's death.

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The brothers Kailash and Amit Joshi, however, said they were travelling in the Metro train and were nowhere near to the spot where the incident occurred.

Through their counsel Somnath Bharti, the two have request that the court observe CCTV footage of Rithala and Rajiv Chowk Metro stations on December 23, when the violent protests took place, and asked to order the concerned authorities to preserve it. Metropolitan Magistrate Nvita Kumari seeking reply from the authorities issued notices to the SHO and the DMRC for December 27.

The court also accepted their surety bonds. Besides the two brothers, six others - Nafees Ahmad, Shankar Bisht, Nand Kumar, Shantanu Kumar, Abhishek and Chaman Kumar - have been accused for allegedly taking part in protests which later turned violent.

Ahmad came to the court along with his counsel, who said. "Since he is a worker, he has not been able to find any person to stand surety for him. Everybody is scared by Delhi Police," his counsel said. Ahmad, was granted bail along with seven others on December 24.  The judge granted bail to Ahmad and directed him to furnish a surety bond on December 28.

According to the FIR lodged against the eight accused, they indulged in violence in which over 20 buses and other government vehicles were damaged. The police complaint said that constable Subhash Tomar, who succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, were allegedly injured during the protest.

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