Gangrape: Lawyer plea to check Tihar security rejected

Delhi gangrape accused Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singh’s counsel A P Singh on Friday sought permission of the special fast-track court to visit Tihar so that he could ensure adequate security for his clients.

Written by Sumegha Gulati | New Delhi | Published: April 13, 2013 12:47 am

Delhi gangrape accused Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singh’s counsel A P Singh on Friday sought permission of the special fast-track court to visit Tihar so that he could ensure adequate security for his clients.

Singh claimed that the jail authorities were “deliberately” not providing him the CD of the security arrangements in jail. He said they were yet to give him the CCTV recordings for the days during which Vinay was allegedly beaten by cell mates and suffered a fracture in his forearm.

The court refused to grant Singh permission on grounds that it had “no jurisdiction” in the matter.

“You can approach the court concerned at Tihar jail. In case the accused has some problem inside the jail,they can directly move an application from the jail,but before the jail magistrate,” the judge said.

Meanwhile,advocate M L Sharma,representing co-accused Mukesh,during cross-examination said the “innocent boys” have been falsely implicated and arrested.

Special Public Prosecutor Dayan Krishnan and the judge asked Sharma to refrain from “asking irrelevant questions” to witnesses during cross-examination.

Asked by the court why he was asking “so many questions”,Sharma said he did not wish to leave any point untouched during cross-examination.

“These kind of questions will help my client to get relief in the case. The prosecution is already ready to hang them (the accused) in the case,but I want to do my job fairly,” he said.

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