Nayana case: Defence moves HC against in-camera hearing

Lawyer sought an adjournment in the hearings till the HC decides on the plea.

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published:November 19, 2013 4:09 am

Defence lawyer in the Nayana Pujari gangrape and murder case B A Aloor has moved the Bombay High Court against Special Judge Sadhna Shinde’s approval to conduct in-camera proceedings to record the testimonies of approver Rajesh Chaudhari. On Monday,the lawyer sought an adjournment in the hearings till the HC decides on the plea.

Judge Shinde adjourned the proceedings till November 28.

In his plea before the HC,Aloor argued on behalf of accused (No. 4) Yogesh Raut that the case was unfit for in-camera hearing.

“The present case is not being heard under any special Act. What is needed to be noted is the fact that the approver,Rajesh Chaudhari,is neither a close relative of the deceased nor that of the complainant. There are no exceptional circumstances in this case which merit an in-camera hearing,” said Aloor,adding that if such a hearing was held it would affect Raut’s case.

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