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Delhi High Court's notice to MEA on Kohli's petition

The petition said the additional chief metropolitan magistrate in New Delhi, was not right in refusing to summon defence witnesses.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2005 14:01 IST

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Ministry of External Affairs on a petition filed by Hannah Foster murder case accused Maninder Singh Kohli seeking reversal of a trial court order refusing to summon 10 defence witnesses from the UK.

Justice RS Sodhi asked the MEA to respond to Kohli's petition by October 20, the last date of hearing.

In his petition filed through council Charanjit Singh Bakshi, Kohli submitted that the additional chief metropolitan magistrate, New Delhi, was not right in refusing summoning of the defence witnesses, particularly when two such witnesses had already been ordered to be summoned.

Foster was murdered in March 2003 in London allegedly by Kohli who fled to India after the incident.

Kohli is currently facing proceeding for his extradition to the UK where he is wanted by the Scotland Yard in connection with the rape and murder of Hannah Foster.

First Published: Oct 06, 2005 14:01 IST