NRI student death: 4 accused get interim bail for 15 days
Four out of the six arrested youths in connection with the death of NRI student Anmol Sarna after a party at a friend`s house here were on Monday granted interim bail for fifteen days by
New Delhi: Four out of the six arrested youths in connection with the death of NRI student Anmol Sarna after a party at a friend`s house here were on Monday granted interim bail for fifteen days by a Delhi court.
However, the family members of the victim protested the order and indulged in verbal duel with the relatives of the accused and also said that they will approach higher court for cancellation of the bail.
Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar Shastri enlarged Anmol`s friends, accused Madhav Bhandari, Pranil Shah, Shivank Gambhir and Ritham Girhotra, all in their 20s, on interim bail till October 22.
While granting bail to the four, the court asked them to furnish bond of Rs one lakh each with the surety of like amount.
The court, however, directed the four to surrender their passport and also asked them not to leave the national capital "without prior intimation to the court concerned".
They will have to surrender on October 22.
Anmol`s family members, who were also present there at the time of the order, expressed unhappiness over the court`s decision.
"I will personally make sure that you (four boy`s family members) never sleep in your life. I will use all my money to not let you sleep throughout your life," Anmol`s sister, who was joined by several relatives and friends, said.
The four had approached the seesions court seeking bail after the magisterial court had dismissed their applications, saying the probe is at an initial stage and the allegations against them are very serious in nature.
Two security guards Surender Bali and Naresh Mishra who allegedly thrashed Anmol at the South Park Apartments in Kalkaji area in south Delhi on September 13 night are also accused in the case and are in judicial custody till October 14.
The police had said that the two guards were arrested for assaulting Sarna, while the NRI`s four friends were taken into custody for drug abuse.
Sarna, who had completed his high school from New York, was to return to Canada for further studies but died after a drug party on September 13 night organised at his friend`s flat at South Park Apartment.
Police said the party lasted till midnight after which Sarna was thrashed by the guards for creating a ruckus in the complex. Around 2 am Sarna was found bleeding in the apartment complex. He later died in hospital.
Nine persons were arrested in connection with the case, but three were later granted bail.
Initially, police had arrested six persons, including the two guards who have been accused of murder, whereas the four friends, have been booked under various provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Later on September 20, police arrested three more persons for allegedly helping the NRI`s friends in procuring drugs consumed during the party night. The three were later granted bail.
The court also directed the four not to influence any of the witnesses in the case or tamper with the evidence.
The court granted relief on the arguments made by senior advocate KTS Tulsi, who submitted before the court that all of them were friends and there was no motive behind Anmol`s murder.