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Soumya murder case: accused seeks discharge

One of the accused in the sensational murder case of TV scribe Soumya Vishwanathan has approached a Delhi court seeking discharge on the ground that police have failed to link him with the offence.

delhi Updated: Nov 22, 2009 09:59 IST

One of the accused in the sensational murder case of TV scribe Soumya Vishwanathan has approached a Delhi court seeking discharge on the ground that police have failed to link him with the offence.

In an application, filed before Additional Sessions Judge S K Sarvaria, accused Baljeet Singh Malik said the investigators, in the chargesheet, did not attribute any role to him in the murder of Soumya, a journalist of 'Headlines Today' news channel.

"There is nothing in the chargesheet which can show the actual participation of the accused in the commission of alleged murder of Soumya Vishwanathan," the plea, filed by Malik's advocates Amit Kumar and R K Mishra, said.

The court, which is to frame charges against the accused and four others including prime suspect Ravi Kapoor, has posted the application for hearing tomorrow.

Kapoor had allegedly shot at Soumya on the night of September 30 last year while she was returning home by her car from office at around 3:30 am.

The other four accused including Malik was in the car, used in trailing the victim, police said, adding that they wanted to rob her off valuables.

Police said recovery of the weapon allegedly used in the murder of IT executive Jigisha Ghosh, who was killed on March 18 this year, had led to the cracking of the killing of Soumya also.