Nithari killings: Court reserves order in Pandher`s bail plea

Special CBI judge Shyam Lal, after conclusion of arguments from both sides for Pandher`s bail plea in the murder cases of 21-year-old Payal and Pinki Sarkar, reserved the order till Tuesday.

Last Updated: May 30, 2011, 21:40 PM IST

Ghaziabad: A special CBI court here on Monday
reserved its judgement till tomorrow on the bail plea of
Moninder Singh Pandher, the main accused in the sensational
Nithari killings, in two cases of murder.

Special CBI judge Shyam Lal, after conclusion of
arguments from both sides for Pandher`s bail plea in the
murder cases of 21-year-old Payal and Pinki Sarkar, reserved
the order till tomorrow.

Pandher`s lawyer Dev Raj Singh pressed for bail on the
ground that his client was not named accused in any case by
the CBI and that his health was sensitive.

On the other hand, CBI advocate JP Sharma argued before
the court that though Pandher was earlier given clean chit by
investigators, the CBI judge had made him an accused on the
basis of statements of the victims` family members.

Pandher`s bail was rejected by the same judge two days
ago in the murder cases of Madhu, Jyoti and Anjali.

The CBI today produced two witnesses -- Sehensar Pal and
Amit Kumar of Uttar Pradesh Police -- who had collected the
bones and chopped organs of children from Pandher`s house in
Nithari in 2006 when the case came to light.

Amit Kumar told the court that he had recovered a chopped
hand from the house while Pal confirmed that he had collected
bones from there.

Proceedings in the murder case of 14-year-old Payal will
be carried out tomorrow.

PTI