Police seeks scribe`s murder trial thorough video conferencing
New Delhi: Delhi police has approached a
city court seeking trial of TV journalist Saumya
Vishwanathan`s murder case through video conferencing saying
the accused had tried to escape from police custody.
In an application to the court of Additional Sessions
Judge R Kiran Nath, Special Public Prosecutor Rajiv Mohan has
sought the trial through video conferencing on several
grounds, including an abortive bid by the accused and gangster
Ravi Kapoor to escape from the custody.
"In this case, Kapoor also attempted to escape from the
custody. He is being produced in handcuffs. He is in the habit
of delaying the trial by making various applications," the
Kapoor had tried to escape from police custody last
June from Safdarjung Hospital by throwing chilly powder in
the eyes of policemen escorting him. He had been taken there
for a medical examination.
"For the reason of this behaviour, the trial in the cases
was not proceeding further," the application said pointing out
that a number of officials have to be engaged in ferrying the
accused from jail to produce him in the court.
The court, taking note of plea, directed Kapoor and his
other accomplices to file their replies and fixed the matter
for arguments on January 24.
The police, in its application, also referred to the
involvement of the accused in other cases including one
relating to murder of IT executive Jigisha Ghosh in 2008.
Kapoor, along with four others -- Ajay Sethi, Baljeet
Singh Malik, Amit Shukla and Ajay Kumar -- have also been
booked under stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime
Kapoor, along with Malik, Shukla and Ajay Kumar, had
allegedly tailed the journalist on September 30, 2008 night
when she was returning home by her car from office at
Jhandewalan at around 3:30 am and shot her dead near Vasant
Initially, four accused, except Ajay Sethi, were booked
under various provisions of the IPC relating to murder,
robbery, cheating and possession of stolen properties.
Sethi has been charged under a milder penal provision
dealing with keeping stolen property.
Subsequently, they were booked under MCOCA after the
police claimed they were involved in several such cases
including the murder of Jigisha Ghosh.
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