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Sonika Chauhan death case: Vikram Chatterjee’s judicial custody extended by 14 days

Vikram Chatterjee, who was arrested on July 6 midnight after his car hit the pavement on Rahbehari Avenue at high speed in the early hours of April 29 killing Sonika Chauhan, is currently in judicial custody.

regional movies Updated: Jul 24, 2017 22:48 IST
Press Trust of India
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Actor Vikram Chatterjee being taken to be produced before a Kolkata court in connection with the death of TV anchor Sonika Chauhan in a car crash on July 10.(IANS)

A Kolkata court has extended the judicial custody of actor Vikram Chatterjee, arrested on charges of unintentionally causing the death of co-passenger and model Sonika Chauhan in a road mishap while driving under influence.

Actor Vikram Chatterjee, who is facing a culpable homicide charge for the car crash in which model-anchor Sonika Chauhan was killed, being taken to be produced before a Kolkata court on July 7. (IANS)

Alipore Chief Judicial Magistrate Sougata Roy Chowdhury extended Chatterjee’s judicial remand by another 14 days when he was produced before him.

Chatterjee was arrested on July 6 midnight on charges of of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and other penal offences. His car had hit the pavement on Rahbehari Avenue at high speed in the early hours of April 29 killing Sonika.

The Kolkata police, which probed the case, filed chargesheet in the case on July 19, indicting the actor for allegedly causing culpable homicide not amounting to murder, rash driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and causing grievous hurt and mischief.

The chargesheet cited around 40 witnesses, eight of whom had recorded their statements before a judicial magistrate.

Besides Vikram and Sonika’s friends, other witnesses include a KMC conservancy worker, a taxi driver.

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First Published: Jul 24, 2017 22:25 IST