A key suspect in the murder case of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan was sent to six days’ judicial custody by a Delhi court on Wednesday.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kiran Bansal ordered the accused, Ajay Kumar, who was brought to the court with his face masked, be sent to jail till March 31.
The police in their application had said joint custodial interrogation of Ajay and the three other accused in the case — Ravi Kapoor, Amit Kumar Shukla and Baljeet Malik, who are in judicial custody till March 28 in connection with the murder of BPO executive Jigeesha Ghosh — was needed to unravel Vishwanathan’s murder case.
"Joint interrogation (of all four) is required to find out the missing link in this case. So, for the time being, the present accused (Ajay) be sent to judicial custody for six days,” the police said.
Sources said Kumar used to blackmail the other accused that he would report them to the police.
The Vasant Kunj police, who are yet to formally arrest the three co-accused in the case, are probing the Soumya Vishwanathan murder.
Earlier, three persons arrested in connection with Ghosh’s murder were sent to five days’ judicial custody.
The alleged car-jackers had also confessed their involvement in the killing of journalist Soumya Vishwanathan. They will undergo a test identification parade in Tihar Jail on March 27.