Aftab Amin Poonawala informed a Delhi court on December 17 that although he had signed the bail request, he was unaware that a bail plea would be submitted on his behalf. Since police arrested Aftab, the Shraddha murder case has undergone significant changes.
Through video conferencing, the accused appeared before Additional Sessions Judge Vrinda Kumari. After admitting to killing Shraddha Walkar, Aftab Amin Poonawala was taken into custody last month. He is accused of dismembering her body into 35 parts and scattering them everywhere. At his home in Mehrauli, in south Delhi, Poonawala stored the body parts in a 300-liter fridge for over three weeks before disposing of them over several days. He is presently detained in Delhi’s Tihar prison.
Aftab wants to talk to his lawyer:
Aftab responded when the judge asked whether he wanted to drop the application for bail: “I would like the lawyers to talk to me and then withdraw the bail petition.”
The judge stated that the bail application would be kept pending and that the decision regarding whether or not to press the plea would be made when the accused met with the attorney. The Shraddha Murder Case was remanded by the court for additional proceedings on December 22.
Amit Prasad, a special public prosecutor, represented the Delhi Police in court today, and Seema Kushwaha, an attorney, represented Shraddha Walkar’s father.
Poonawala’s attorney had previously stated that there is no need to keep the accused in judicial custody since the preliminary investigation in the case is finished and the charge sheet has not yet been submitted. Aftab’s judicial custody was prolonged by 14 days on December 9.
On Friday, December 16, before Saket Court, Poonawala requested bail. The court stated that it needed clarification from the defendant. As per the report from the jail, the bail application was submitted incorrectly since there was no communication with the lawyer. The lawyer objected and claimed he had the “Vakalatnama” to speak for Poonawala in court.
Shraddha murder case
Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad will represent the Delhi Police in court, while Shraddha Walkar’s father’s attorney, Advocate Seema Kushwaha, has also arrived. On the basis of his confession, Poonawala, who had been held in Tihar jail since last month after being charged with murdering Walkar and dismembering her body into 35 pieces for disposal, was found. On December 9, he appeared in court via video conference, and his 14-day judicial custody was increased.
13 decayed bones and a fragment of a jaw were found in the Mehrauli forest. The body parts found were assumed to belong to a 27-year-old girl. The body pieces belonged to Shraddha the Delhi Police stated on Thursday.
Sagar Preet Hooda, the Special Commissioner of Police for Law and Order in Delhi, revealed to the media that they have received the DNA and polygraph test results from the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL).
The Central Forensic Science Laboratory’s DNA and polygraph test results have been provided to the police (CFSL). According to Sagar Preet Hooda, these reports will aid future investigation efforts into the Shraddha murder case.
There should be a faster trial in the Shraddha Murder case:
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also said that he will ask the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to file the case in a fast-track court in order to have the accused in the Shraddha murder case receive harsh punishment as soon as possible.
Ajit Pawar, the head of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), stated on Friday that the Shraddha murder case should be heard by a fast-track court. He also added that anyone found guilty should face the “harshest” penalty.