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Will move HC: Lawyer of acid attack accused

THE lawyer of Pawankumar Gahalon,the arrested accused in the Bandra Terminus acid attack,has said he would approach Bombay High Court as he was “unhappy” that his client was remanded in judicial custody on Thursday.

THE lawyer of Pawankumar Gahalon,the arrested accused in the Bandra Terminus acid attack,has said he would approach Bombay High Court as he was “unhappy” that his client was remanded in judicial custody on Thursday.

R K Singh has also alleged that the police picked up Gahalon despite knowing that he was in his home in Rohtak,Haryana on the day of the attack.

Gahalon,24 a final year B.Tech student,was picked up from his Rohtak home on May 8,six days after a masked man hurled acid at Delhi nursing student Preeti Rathi minutes after she had alighted from the Garib Rath. Police picked up Gahalon after Preeti allegedly told them that she had seen Gahalon at Nizamuddin railway station,Delhi,on the day she left from there. Gahalon,police said,bears a resemblance to the man shown fleeing the station in the CCTV footage of Bandra Terminus. Singh claimed police have no grounds to hold him. “Police have said on the day of the attack,Gahalon’s phone location was Rohtak. In spite of this,they have arrested him,” he said.

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