Custody of AMRI accused extended till Jan 19

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 22:35

Kolkata: A city court on Thursday rejected bail
prayers and extended the judicial custody of six directors and
two officers of AMRI Hospital, where 93 people died after
inhaling poisonous smoke from a fire, till January 19.

Rejecting their bail prayers, Chief Judicial
Magistrate of Alipore court SM Shahnawaz extended the
judicial custody of directors RS Goenka, SK Todi, Prashant
Goenka, Manish Goenka, Ravi Todi, Dayanand Agarwal and
officers S Upadhyay and Sanjib Pal till January 19.

The court observed that the investigation was in an
initial stage and as such their bail prayers could not be
entertained.

The prosecution opposed the bail pleas and prayed for
extension of the judicial custody of the accused.

All the six directors were in police custody till
December 23 and then sent to judicial remand, while the two
officers were in police custody till December 26, following
which they were sent to judicial remand.

Another director RS Agarwal is under treatment at the
state-run SSKM hospital.

All the accused have been charged with culpable
homicide not amounting to murder and negligence.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 08:53

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