New Delhi: Three youths arrested for
allegedly assaulting lawyer Prashant Bhushan were on Thursday
remanded in judicial custody for a day by a Delhi court.
"I remand the three accused to one-day judicial custody.
The application of police for their custodial interrogation
would be dealt with by the court concerned," Metropolitan
Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur said.
Kaur, who was holding the court as a link magistrate,
refused to hear the Delhi Police plea seeking the three
accused in its custody for their interrogation.
The police wanted the trio, Joginder Pal Singh Bagga,
Vishnu Gupta and Inder Verma to be in its custody for two days
to unravel the conspiracy behind the attack on Bhushan, who is
a key member of Team Anna.
The three accused, Bagga, Verma and Gupta, meanwhile,
refused to undergo Test Identification Parade (TIP) by
Bhushan on the ground that they had been "all over on TV news
channels" and the TIP is vitiated on that count.
Another magistrate, who dealt with the TIP application,
however, cautioned the trio that their refusal to undergo the
TIP would be construed as an evidence against them during the
trial. The accused re-affirmed their decision that they would
not undergo the TIP.
Bagga and Gupta were arrested from Bangla Sahib
Gurudwara today when they were allegedly on their way to
surrender before court.
Third accused Inder Verma was apprehended at Bhushan`s
chamber yesterday right after the attack.