Utsav’s parents apply for his bail
Parents of Utsav Sharma, 29, who attacked Dr Rajesh Talwar inside the Ghaziabad court complex on Tuesday with a meat cleaver, moved his bail application at a Ghaziabad chief judicial magistrate (CJM) court on Monday.
Sharma is presently facing attempt to murder charges (section 307 of IPC) and also charges under provisions of 7 Criminal Law Amendment Act after he was arrested in connection with assault on Talwar last Tuesday.
“In our bail application we have stated that our client is suffering from ‘bipolar disorder’ and has been wrongly booked under section 307 IPC. His attack was not with the intention to murder but just to cause injury,” Sharma’s advocate SP Chaudhary said.
Meanwhile, Dasna prison officials also submitted a medical report to the Ghaziabad court.
“We submitted our report to the court and stated that his behaviour is indifferent to surroundings and is avoiding questions and conversations,” Dasna prison superintendent, Viresh Raj Sharma said.
“On the basis of his past treatment record of three years and our observations, we think he should be referred to the mental hospital at Varanasi where other UP prisoners are kept,” Sharma added.
Amid tight security first batch of yatris reached Baltal on Wednesday, one of the base camps for the Amarnath Yatra, as the pilgrims will have a night halt at the camp. On Thursday morning they will be leaving for the holy cave. At several places, documents were checked thoroughly. Every year the annual Amarnath yatra is taken from two routes via Baltal in Ganderbal and Pahalgam in Anantnag district. Some pilgrims were busy chanting hymns.
A 15-year-old pedestrian succumbed to injuries sustained after being hit by an SUV near Botanical garden, Chandigarh. Lavanya was identified as Lavanya, 15, a resident of Nayagaon. The incident took place on Tuesday when Lavanya was crossing the road near gate number 1 of Botanical Garden. She where she succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday. Lavanya is survived by The victim's mother, Nancy Sharma, who works in a hotel and 10-year-old brother, and her father.
According to the proposal, which has been reviewed by HT the salary and allowances of chief minister and ministers, speaker, deputy speaker, chief whip and the leader of opposition will increase from the existing ₹72,000 to ₹170,000, and that lawmakers, from ₹54,000 to ₹90,000.
Amid chants of “Har Har Mahadev” and “Bam Bam Bhole”, lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday morning flagged off the first batch of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra from the Yatri Niwas base camp at Bhagwati Nagar here in the Jammu city for their onward journey to the Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Kashmir.
Along with the proposal of widening of the road, the project also includes, construction of a cycle track, pedestrian path on both sides and slow carriage way on one side. A proposal amounting to ₹2.90 crore has been prepared to meet the expenses for widening the road and will be submitted before the MC General House on Thursday for approval. The project entails a cost of around ₹2 crore.