Delhi gangrape: Bail plea of accused to be heard today
The accused has sought his bail to prepare for entrance exams for the Indian Air Force.
New Delhi: The bail plea of one of the accused in the Delhi gangrape case Vinay Sharma is expected to be heard on Monday. The accused has sought his bail to prepare for entrance exams for the Indian Air Force.
Special Public Prosecutor Dayan Krishnan, opposing the bail plea, had said Sharma may jump the bail and tamper with the evidence. In its reply filed before Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna, police said Sharma will have enough time to study in judicial custody.
"In view of the above facts, the bail application of Vinay is strongly opposed as the main prosecution witnesses are yet to be examined and if bail is granted, he may jump the bail and tamper with evidence."
Vinay, in his bail plea, had also said he has to attend his ailing mother in a hospital. In response, the prosecution said that Vinay's mother is not hospitalized and was found in her house and "therefore, it is requested that the bail application of Vinay may kindly be dismissed for the sake of justice".
Vinay's counsel AK Singh also informed the court that his client had applied for a post in the air force, for which he had cleared the written exam and now he has to appear for interview on April 5, so he be granted bail.
Proceedings against the main accused Ram Singh were abated after his death, and the case of the sixth accused, a minor, is being heard by the Juvenile Justice Board. The 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist, who was brutally raped by the six accused in a moving bus on December 16 in New Delhi, had died December 29 in a Singapore hospital.
(With Additional Inputs From IANS)