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8 accused remanded in police custody

chandigarh Updated: Oct 18, 2012 21:23 IST
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The court of chief judicial magistrate here on Thursday remanded the eight accused who were arrested on Wednesday in police custody till October 22.

A police officer said they were leaving no stone unturned to arrest the main accused Nishan Singh, Navjot Kaur, Dimpy Samra and Toofan Singh.

Meanwhile, the police have been deployed in large numbers in the town to restore people's confidence.

Ten people from the joint action committee sat on hunger strike on Thursday. Committee members Swarn Singh and Bhupinder Singh said, "We will continue with our hunger strike and intend to burn the effigies of the accused on Dussehra. We will call a meeting on Friday and move towards villages to convey the message that people celebrate Dussehra in such a way to show solidarity with the victim's family."

Meanwhile, left party leaders and workers burnt an effigy of the administration.

Swarn Singh alleged, "When the accused were being brought to the city police station after presenting them in the court, they made comments and gestures at us, who were sitting on dharna outside the police station."

But city police station SHO Jatinder Singh termed it as baseless. "We protected the accused from even being photographed. No such event took place."