Kolkata hit-and-run case: Bail pleas of accused trio rejected

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Jan 30, 2016 21:43 IST

A city court on Saturday rejected bail pleas of the three accused in the January 13 Red Road hit-and-run case in which an Air Force official was killed. The accused were sent to judicial remand till February 12.

The court also granted the police plea to conduct a Test Identification Parade (TIP) of the three as a part of the investigation into the mishap.

City metropolitan magistrate Madhumita Basu rejected the bail pleas of accused Sambia Sohrab, younger son of former RJD MLA Mohammed Sohrab, Sonu alias Shanawaz Khan and Johnny and sent them to 14-day judicial custody.

In their submission, the counsel of the accused trio stressed that police have failed to make any progress in their probe into the case and bail should be granted to them.

Their counsel also said that they were, however, ready to be present in front of the Investigating Officer daily to help in the probe.

The public prosecutor, however, said that the investigations were at a very-very early stage and the police should be given some more time to reach to a decision.

He also claimed that though the interrogations were over, some other vital parts of the probe were still pending.

The trio have been booked under IPC sections 120(B) (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 212 (harbouring offender) and 427 (mischief causing damage).

Sonu, alias Shanawaz Khan, was arrested by Kolkata Police with support from Delhi Police from his maternal uncle’s house in Delhi’s Ajmeri Gate area where he was in hiding. He was brought to the city on transit remand.

Johnny, who had not been traceable since the incident on January 13, was arrested a few days after from a house in Ekbalpore area by city police sleuths.

A look-out notice was issued by a city court for Mohammed Sohrab and his elder son Ambia.

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