Remand of accused extended by three days
MEMBERS OF the Ramchandani family who are prime accused in the murder of Bhumi (Richa) were produced in the District Court on Wednesday amidst unprecedented security and protests.Updated: Sep 22, 2006 16:55 IST
MEMBERS OF the Ramchandani family who are prime accused in the murder of Bhumi (Richa) were produced in the District Court on Wednesday amidst unprecedented security and protests.
A large crowd gathered on the District Court premises at about 4 pm when the accused, including Dhanwantri, her husband Jamnadas and son Manoj were to be presented by the police for extending their remand period by three days.
Following outburst of allegations by members of the Sindhi community earlier including ostracising the family and ending all relations with them by declaring them pariah and level of resentment in the public over the brutality of the crime the interest of the people in the case is high.
As soon as news spread that the accused were being brought there, a large crowd gathered on the premise and were soon joined by Mahila Congress leader Shobha Oza who started a signature campaign demanding death for perpetrators of the crime. The lawyers, however, pointed out that the court premises being sacrosanct it was the responsibility of all to maintain its honour and thereby not engage in such public acts there.
Shobha Oza pleaded with the Indore Abhibhashak Sangh not to take up the case of the accused. She moved with her supporters and started her campaign outside the premises and later left with them to the Mahila Police station where two cases of dowry harassment had been reported. In the meantime the police seeing that the premises had been cleared of other elements quickly brought the accused in different vehicles amidst tight security. They were presented in the court of 11th upper session judge Sarla Wakalwar who extended the remand by three days.
Police of MG Road, Juni Indore, Chhatripura and Pardeshipura stations were present on the spot.
First Published: Sep 22, 2006 16:55 IST