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Ink attack: Delhi court sends Bhawna to police custody for a day

The Delhi police told Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar they require Arora’s custody to question her further and to “verify her antecedents”.

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | Delhi |
January 19, 2016 3:13:20 am
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A Delhi court Monday remanded Bhawna Arora, accused of throwing ink at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a rally Sunday, to police custody for a day.

The Delhi police told Metropolitan Magistrate Sunil Kumar they require Arora’s custody to question her further and to “verify her antecedents”.

Additional public prosecutor Vineet Dahiya said, “Her custody is necessary to ascertain the direction of the investigation and to know the other particulars of the criminal conspiracy (which led her) to commit such an assault upon the Chief Minister… ,” he said. He added that “the assault was not only on the CM of Delhi but on democracy”.

Opposing the plea, Arora’s counsel told the court that “she had been falsely implicated in the case”. The court said, “I am of the view that for the purpose of investigation and collection of evidence, one day remand of the accused is required. IO is further directed to have the accused medically examined before and after the PC remand.”

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Police has booked Arora for alleged offences under sections 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 353 (assault or use of criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the IPC.

There was no security lapse: Bassi to Rajnath

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi Monday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and reportedly briefed him about the incident ink-throwing incident. “Any such allegation (of lax security) is misconceived and unfounded. I want to make it clear that necessary arrangements were made at the venue and there was no lapse in security,” said Bassi.

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