Aaftab gets 14 more days in judicial custody in Shraddha murder case

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NEW DELHI: The Saket court in Delhi on Friday extended the judicial custody of Aaftab Amin Poonawala for the next 14 days. He was produced through video conferencing (VC). Aaftab is the accused in the Shraddha Walkar murder case.

Link Magistrate Sana Khan extended the judicial custody of Aaftab Amin Poonawala for the next 14 days after hearing the submissions of Delhi police in chamber proceedings. He is likely to be produced on December 23.

The Delhi police sought an extension of judicial custody and submitted that investigations were under way. Earlier, he was remanded to judicial custody on November 26 for 13 days.

During an earlier hearing, the court had asked Aaftab about his well-being and the use of third-degree measures by the police. Aaftab told the court that he is fine and cooperating in the investigation. He also appreciated the police and said no third-degree measures have been used.

According to legal aid counsel Abinash Kumar, Aaftab had told the court that the victim used to provoke him and whatever happened was in the heat of the moment. The counsel told this to the court off camera.

During the hearing, Aaftab also said that he has difficulty recalling the incident as he is new to all these places.
The court of Metropolitan Magistrate Vijayshree Rathore, on November 18, had allowed the application for a polygraph test of the accused Aaftab. (ANI)

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