Pandey, two others sent to judicial custody for 14 days

Police also said Amanatullah has not been detained or questioned yet.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 20, 2014 1:14 am
AAP’s Delhi in-charge Dilip Pandey in custody on Saturday.(Renuka Puri) AAP’s Delhi in-charge Dilip Pandey in custody on Saturday. (Renuka Puri)

AAP’s Delhi unit secretary Dilip Pandey, and members Ram Kumar Jha and Javed Ahmed were on Saturday produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Sheetal Chaudhary who sent them to 14-day judicial custody.

“I find enough material on record which could substantiate the prosecution claim that it (posters) can create enmity among different classes/communities,” the court said.

Apart from Pandey, police also arrested Jha, a printing and logistics in-charge, and Ahmed, a designer, on Friday for allegedly putting up posters with provocative messages in Okhla.

Seeking judicial custody of the three, public prosecutor Nidhi Bala argued that Ahmed had sent an email to Jha and had CC-ed Pandey. The email contained a copy of the design of the poster to which Jha had replied to saying “okay”.

Ahmed sent another e-mail of the final design to which nobody replied, which was understood as the design had been accepted, the prosecution claimed.

The prosecution also produced call records which suggested Ahmed was in touch with Pandey and Jha on the night of July 16.
Advocate Rahul Mehra, counsel for the accused, said when Pandey did not reply to the alleged mails, it showed that no case was made out against him and there was no material against him.

Mehra also said one Okhla resident Amanatullah Khan, a volunteer of AAP, had put up the posters and even confessed that he had done so, but police still arrested the other volunteers. Two other AAP volunteers, Ajit Dubey and Mukesh Jha, who were also arrested, were granted bail from the Jamia Nagar police station.

Police also said Amanatullah has not been detained or questioned yet. However, police said if needed, Amanatullah will be questioned.

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    Arun Kejriwal
    Jul 20, 2014 at 2:13 am
    All crooks of India must unite under head SAANP of AAP who is none other than AK49.
    1. Santano Fernandes
      Jul 20, 2014 at 3:44 pm
      This is the way to nip any problem arising in the bud with quick action by the police, making strong investigation, gathering or creating solid evidence against the accused and finally convincing the court for a remand of 14 days for the story of arrest and detention to continue from there. This is called real power in the hands of BJP and they will control all the nuisance makers and lock all the trouble makers inside and not like the frightened congress who never had guts or the police never supported and doing shoddy investigation and the courts not getting easily convinced and always questioning the police, total scene is totally changed and the story has taken a dramatic turn.
      1. Harendra Pal Singh
        Jul 20, 2014 at 2:13 am
        Gang of AAP must be busted and exposed fully. Their utter lies need to nailed, these power hungry jokers have found new profession in politics and now can not live with out it. "either Kejri be made CM or there be immediately elections in delhi else every one including judiciary and LG are corrupt" is the new theory of these clowns. They are not ready to wait for six months. God save the nation from these highly educated maoists.
        1. R
          Jul 20, 2014 at 7:44 am
          Morally bankrupt AAP!
          1. S
            Jul 19, 2014 at 9:38 pm
            So "mature"politicians go scot free even after someting like "Badla speech", but aam aadmi politicians who can't swindle others with trickery go to jail. The irony is that it was Prabhu Ramchandra keh e Sita mata se: Hans chugega daana tunka Kauaa moti khaega (Swan will have to pick up daana-tunka but crow will eat pearls).
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