Mamata's nephew remanded to judicial custody
Kolkata: A city court on Thursday remanded Akash
Banerjee, nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata
Banerjee, and three of his associates to day-long judicial
custody for allegedly assaulting a police sergeant.
Second Chief Judicial Magistrate, Alipore court, Suparna
Roy rejected their bail prayers and remanded Banerjee and
his associates Nitish Singh, Md Sarmuddin and Amit Mishra to
a day's judicial custody.
The prosecution opposed the bail plea and prayed for
judicial custody of the accused.
Counsels for the accused stated that their clients had
been wrongfully charged under section 353, which is a
They pleaded that section 186 (obstructing public
servant from discharge of his public duty) of IPC, which is a
non-cognisable and bailable charge, should be applied instead.
Claiming that the accused had not assaulted the
sergeant, they stated that it was an incident of traffic
The four have been charged under sections 353 (assault
to deter a public servant from discharge of his duty), 341
(wrongfully restraining a person), 323 (voluntarily causing
hurt) and 114 (abettor present, when offence is committed) of
IPC and 122, 177 of the Motor Vehicles Act.
The court directed the prosecution to produce the case
diary and said the issue would be taken up for hearing when
the accused would be produced tomorrow.
The four were arrested yesterday on the express
instructions of the chief minister for assaulting a police
sergeant at Kidderpore in south Kolkata.