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NRI murder case: Court remands two accused in judicial custody

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 21:49

New Delhi: Two of the six accused, arrested in connection with the murder of NRI student Anmol Sarna, were Thursday remanded in judicial custody by a Delhi court.

Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Wason sent Shivank Gambhir and Madhav Bhandari, friends of Anmol, to Tihar jail till September 30, after the investigating officer said they were not required for interrogation.

The two were produced before the court on expiry of their two days police remand.
On September 17, the court had remanded the remaining four accused -- Pranil Shah, Ritham Girhotra, Surender Bali (46) and Naresh Mishra (60), in Tihar jail till September 30.

Pranil and Ritham are stated to be friends of Anmol while Bali and Mishra were security guards at the housing complex in south Delhi where the incident took place.

The court, meanwhile, adjourned the hearing on the bail applications of Shivank and Madhav for tomorrow. It will also hear the argument on bail pleas of Pranil and Ritham.
According to police, 24-year-old Anmol was murdered after a scuffle at a party on September 13 night.

Anmol, who completed his high school from New York, was supposed to go to Canada for further studies but on September 13 night he went to a farewell party at Pranil`s flat in Southpark Apartment in Kalkaji.

The police had said that Anmol and his friends --Shivank, Madhav, Ritham and Pranil --consumed drugs in Pranil`s bedroom around 9 pm and around midnight when they were on a high, Anmol allegedly started screaming and turned violent, smashing an LCD television set and damaged some other articles.

While three friends left the premises on foot and were later picked up by Shivank`s father in an inebriated state, Anmol sat outside the duplex house on the second-floor and kept screaming.

A neighbour then called the night watchmen, Surender and Naresh, who had allegedly assaulted Anmol with their batons.

So far, the police have arrested six people, including the guards who have been booked for murder of Anmol, whereas the four friends, all in their 20s, have been booked under Section 22/27/29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.


First Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 21:49
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