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Soumya case: police asked to handcuff key accused Ravi Kapoor

delhi Updated: Oct 21, 2009 22:28 IST
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Taking note of his bid to escape from judicial custody, a court in New Delhi on Wednesday asked the Delhi Police to handcuff Ravi Kapoor, key accused in the murders of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan and IT executive Jigisha Ghosh, during his appearances in courts.

Kapoor, who was arrested on March 24 this year in connection with the sensational murders, had tried to escape on October 19 by throwing chilly powder on the policemen during his visit to Safdarjung Hospital for a check-up.

Additional Sessions Judge S K Sarvaria, who was to hear arguments on framing of charges today in both the cases, said considering the recent incident, policemen were directed to handcuff the accused while bringing him from the jail to the courts.

Meanwhile, police filed a supplementary chargesheet under stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) against Kapoor, claiming he was involved in organised crime of car-jacking.

The court, after taking the chargesheet into records, fixed the matter for hearing arguments in November.

Earlier, the magistrate had transferred the matters for start of the trial to the sessions court as she cannot hear cases relating to heinous offences such as murder.

Soumya was shot dead on the night of September 30 last year when she was returning home by her car from office in the wee hours while Ghosh was killed on March 18 while returning from a call centre.