Bail plea of Soumya murder accused rejected in car theft case
Last Updated: Monday, August 24, 2009, 21:49
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of one of the accused in the murder of TV journalist Soumya Vishwanathan in a case pertaining to theft of a car allegedly used in the killing.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kiran Bansal rejected the bail application of Ajay Sethi saying "it was devoid of merit".

Sethi, who alongwith other accused Ajay Kumar, Baljeet S Malik, Ravi Kapoor and Amit Shukla is in jail after their arrest in March this year, is facing prosecution in car theft cases, besides for the murder of Soumya and IT executive Jigisha Ghosh.

Recently, police submitted chargesheets in separate cases pertaining to theft of two cars allegedly used in the murders of Soumya and IT executive Ghosh.

Two FIRs were lodged at Vasant Kunj police station regarding the theft of one Maruti Zen and a Wagon-R car.

The Maruti Zen was allegedly used in the murder of Ghosh (28) who was killed in the wee hours of March 18 while returning from a call centre.

The Wagon-R car was used in tailing and killing Vishwanathan, a journalist of Headlines Today, on September 30, 2008 while returning home from office at 3:30 am.

Shadi Lal Jain, a resident of Vasant Kunj, had lodged a complaint that on April 16 last year, his Maruti Zen car was stolen, while, another FIR was lodged by Gaurav Singh on September 19 last year that his Wagon-R car was stolen from the parking lot near his residence.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 24, 2009, 21:49

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