Denying all allegations, Harmehtab Singh Rarewala alias Farid, who was remanded to three-day police custody on Thursday, claimed that just before the incident on February 9, five men, including the deceased Sen and the complainant Adamya Rathore, had attacked him with baseball bats.
Talking to some mediapersons outside court, he said, “After I was attacked, I ran to the car (BMW) and asked Randhawa to quickly get away.” On whether he identified any of the attackers, he said, “I do not remember, except for two — Akansh and Adamya.”
While the prosecution pleaded for five-day remand to complete investigation and seek Rarewala’s help in nabbing the main accused Randhawa , the court of Imanbir Singh Dhaliwal, civil judge, junior division, sent him to three-day police remand.
Making the accused’s disclosure statement as a ground, the prosecution said that Rarewala was aware of Randhawa’s whereabouts (possibly in Delhi) and also of the BMW (possibly in Fazilka district of Punjab).
When the judge asked Rarewala, if his lawyer was around, the accused mumbled, but added, “I don’t know…he never told me.”
‘NO ALLEGATIONS PROVED’
Rarewala also told the media that no allegations had been proved against him. On whether he had instigated Randhawa to run the car over Sen (not once, but thrice), he said, “That never happened…you have to believe me.”
When HT asked him if all those present that night were his friends, he said, “Many of them were ...rest I got to know through the others.”
Calling Randhawa his friend, he reiterated his defence, also part of the rejected anticipatory bail plea, that it was all an accident.
He claimed that it was panic that led to the accident as Akansh came in front of the car and nothing was ever done intentionally.