Notice to centre, Delhi on arrest of eight for constable's death

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday issued notice to the central and Delhi governments on the plea of eight people booked for the death of a constable injured in an anti-rape protest here.

Justice G.P. Mittal also issued notice to Delhi Police and asked for a status report in a week.

"The application is allowed. Issue notice to union of India, Delhi government and Delhi Police through commissioner of police. The police to file status report in the case within one week," Justice Mittal said and posted the matter for Jan 15.

The eight accused had moved the high court saying they were innocent and wrongly arrested for allegedly taking part in a violent protest near India Gate Dec 23 in which Tomar got injured and died Dec 25.

Advocate Somnath Bharti, appearing for the accused, told the court that according to the video footage of news channels and two witnesses, the accused were innocent.

The court had Dec 24 granted bail to accused Kailash Joshi, Amit Joshi, Nafees, Shankar Bisht, Nand Kumar, Shantanu Kumar, Abhishek and Chaman Kumar.

After Tomar's death, they were booked for murder and the probe was handed over to the Crime Branch.


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