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Delhi gang rape accused wants bail to study

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 04, 2013
First Published: 20:53 IST(4/4/2013) | Last Updated: 08:18 IST(5/4/2013)

Vinay Sharma, an accused in the December 16 Delhi gang rape case, has applied for interim bail so that he can focus and prepare himself for the clerical recruitment exam of the Indian Air Force that is scheduled to take place on April 7.

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Sharma’s counsel AP Singh told the additional sessions judge Yogesh Khanna that his client wanted to get out of jail so that he could concentrate on his forthcoming examinations. “The interim bail will give him ample time to prepare for the exams. He is very focused on his career,” Singh said.

The judge issued a notice to the police on Sharma’s plea, seeking their reply by Friday. The judge wanted to know if the accused was allowed to write his exam in judicial custody only.

In a another development, Akshay Singh - a co-accused in the case - on Thursday told the judge that he was receiving threats inside the jail premises.

Singh, who appeared to be in some distress, alleged before the judge that one of the police constables was threatening to kill him.

“A Delhi Police constable is threatening to kill and hang me inside my cell. He (the constable) also abuses me in filthy language regularly inside the jail,” Singh said.

After Singh’s submission his counsel urged the judge to urgently look into the matter which he termed was of “grave concern”.

 “Wo aisa insaan hai ki jo fansi nahi lagana chahta hai, woh use bhi fansi laga de (The constable is that kind of a person who can even hang a man who does not want to die),” Singh told the court.

The court took note of the submissions and asked Singh’s counsel to file a proper application so that the Tihar jail authorities could be informed about the incident and file their response.

 

Transport dept yet to share info

New Delhi (PTI): An inquiry into allegations that the Delhi gang rape incident had occurred due to “corrupt” activities in the state transport department - which allowed the bus to ply illegally - is pending for want of information, Delhi Police told a court here on Thursday.

Appearing before Special Judge Narottam Kaushal, ACP Crime Branch Suresh Kaushik said the probe in the matter was pending for want of information from transport department.

“We are still waiting for a response to the notice issued to officials of the transport department for providing names and details of officials posted at that time (when the bus, in which gang-rape was committed, was given its licence illegally),” he told the court.  The officer also submitted that the concerned officials shall be interrogated for ascertaining their roles in issuance of licence in the name of Dinesh Yadav - the arrested owner of the bus.

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