In the Kanjhawala case, the Rohini court rejects Ashutosh Bhardwai’s bail plea on Thursday because of the gravity and sensitivity of the allegations.
The court said that the investigation against Ashutosh is still in the initial stages.
Meanwhile, the bail plea of Ashutosh was opposed by Delhi Police as during the investigation the accused tried to confuse the police.
Earlier in the day the bail plea of Ashutosh was reserved after hearing the submissions of Delhi police and defense counsel. After which Ashutosh’s lawyer said that Ashutosh was not present in the car at the time of the incident.
However, Ashutosh Bhardwaj’s counsel advocate Shipesh Chaudhary said when the incident took place his applicant was at his home. In this Ashutosh’s counsel submitted Ashutosh’s iPhone which records the live locations.
“The only allegations against him are under 212, 201, 120B Part, and these are bailable in nature,” Chaudhary said.
Chaudhary further said when the offense was committed Ashutosh was not in the car.
“Another accused Ankush is on bail,” Chaudhary said.
“Before the stage of charge, the document can’t be produced by the defense. The authenticity of this video can’t be established as these are without section 65B of the Evidence Act certificate,” Special public prosecutor (SPP) Atul Srivastava said.
SPP Srivastava also submitted, “We never said he (Ashutosh) was in the car. Our stand is that he provided his vehicle to a person who was not authorized to drive.”
“He did not inform the police regarding the accident for which he was under legal compulsion. He didn’t inform the police about the incident despite having knowledge,” SPP said.
However, in the early hours of New Year Anjali was killed after her scooty was hit by a car and for 13 kilometers was dragged under the vehicle on the city’s roads.