The trio will be brought to court on August 2 to decide their bail applications.
Public prosecutor Nidhi Bala said their judicial custody was necessary since the investigation was in its initial stage, and could still be influenced by the accused. She said the police had electronic evidence to prove that the poster had been designed by Ahmed with Pandey and Jha’s approval.
While requesting bail, AAP’s counsel Rahul Mehra admitted his clients had been “negligent.” They were fuelled by their ideals and had no intentions of inciting communal passions, he added.
He told the court that one Amanatullah Khan, a volunteer of AAP, had confessed putting up the posters. The prosecution said the police were probing the veracity of Khan’s confession.