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Accused in UK murder seeks bail

Facing extradition to the UK for the 2003 murder of Hannah Foster, Kohli seeks bail in India.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 11:53 IST

Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, facing extradition to Britain for the 2003 murder of teenager Hannah Foster, has moved an additional chief metropolitan magistrate's (ACMM) court here seeking bail.

In the bail application filed through his counsel C.S. Bakshi, Kohli submitted that the report of the autopsy conducted on the deceased nowhere indicated that Foster was sexually assaulted before being murdered.

He submitted that the case of the British police rested on the allegation that the victim was sexually assaulted before being killed by the accused.

On the DNA matching of the accused and the victim, the bail application said the report had no evidence value as it had been carried out on the basis of "Likelihood Ratio", which is not admissible in a court of law.

Kohli also submitted that he was not a fugitive from the law and had planned his visit to India before the incident to attend to his mother who had met with an accident.

The bail application will be heared by ACMM Kamini Lau.

Kohli had been brought here Sep 10 last year on a production warrant issued by the ACMM. He was arrested in Kalimpong in West Bengal and later lodged in Chandigarh jail in connection with another case.

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 11:53 IST