Anoushka blackmail case: Accused moves bail plea

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 22:51

New Delhi: A man accused of making extortion
bid on Anoushka, daughter of sitar maestro Pandit Ravi
Shankar, today moved a Delhi court seeking bail on the ground
that the police had failed to complete probe within statutory
60 days in the case.

Mumbai-based businessman Junaid Khan, who is under the
judicial custody following his arrest on September 14, sought
his release on bail contending that the police failed to
complete investigation as the chargesheet filed against him
lacked vital reports from forensic department.

The court posted the application for hearing to tomorrow.

In the bail plea filed by his counsel Suleman M Khan in
the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Kaveri Baweja, the
accused said he was entitled for bail because the police could
not get reply on the letters rogatory (letter of request) sent
to the US authorities seeking help from Google Inc in
collecting the evidence.

Khan, whose prosecution has been sought by the police
for offences related to extortion under the IPC and hacking
the e-mail accounts under the Information Technology Act, is
accused of demanding USD 1,22,000 from Anoushka on the basis
of her private photographs obtained through her e-mail
accounts.

The counsel denied all charges against him saying that
Khan, a sub-dealer in a share trading firm in Mumbai, was
using Wi-Fi network which might have been used by some
unscrupulous elements.

Khan`s plea for bail had earlier been refused by the
court.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 22:51

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