Shraddha Walkar murder case accused Aaftab Poonawala on Friday moved an application in Delhi’s Saket Court seeking bail, which the court is likely to hear on Saturday
New Delhi: Shraddha Walkar murder case accused Aaftab Poonawala on Friday moved an application in Delhi’s Saket Court seeking bail, which the court is likely to hear on Saturday.
Poonawala, who has been arrested based on his confession of killing Walkar and chopping her body into 35 pieces to dispose it of, was arrested last month and is currently lodged in Tihar jail. On December 9, he was produced before a court via video conferencing and his judicial custody was further extended by 14 days.
Some of the remains of the body parts recovered from forests in Mehrauli and Gurugram belonged to Walkar, the Delhi Police confirmed on Thursday. Special Commissioner of Police Law and Order, Delhi, Sagar Preet Hooda in a conversation with ANI said that they have received the DNA and polygraph test reports from Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL).
A total of 13 decomposed bones and part of a jaw were collected from the Mehrauli forest that were suspected to belong to the 27-year-old woman.
“Police have received DNA and polygraph test reports from Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL). These reports will help us further in the investigation,” Sagar Preet Hooda has said.
On December 15, Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena approved the proposal of the Delhi Police to appoint special public prosecutors to represent the Union Territory in the trial court in the Shraddha Walkar murder case.
According to the L-G office, advocates Madhukar Pandey and Amit Prasad will represent Delhi Police as special public prosecutors in the matter.
Shraddha Walkar was murdered allegedly by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala (28) at the couple’s rented flat in Delhi’s Chhattarpur Pahadi area.
“LG VK Saxena has approved the proposal of Delhi Police for the appointment of Special Public Prosecutors, to represent the State in the Trial Court in case FIR No. 659 dt. 10.11.2022 u/s 365/302/201 IPC, registered at PS Mehrauli. The matter relates to the gruesome Shraddha murder case. Madhukar Pandey and Amit Prasad, Advocates will be accordingly representing the Delhi Police as Special Public Prosecutors in the matter,” the L-G office said in a statement.
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