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Stone pelting: Court grants police custody of A-1

Stone pelting: Court grants police custody of A-1

The first judicial magistrate court in Vijayawada granted three-day police custody of Vemula Satish, the accused in the case of stone pelting at YSR Congress party president and Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy during a road show at Ajit Singh Nagar in Vijayawada on April 13.

The court directed that Satish could be questioned between 10 am and 5 pm for three days in the presence of his lawyer to elicit information from him regarding the conspiracy behind the attack on Jagan.

Currently, Satish is in Vijayawada central jail, and he would be brought to the police station for questioning every day from Thursday to Saturday.

Satish’s lawyer Abdus Saleem argued that the petition filed by the police seeking custody of Satish under section 167(3) of CrPC is not maintainable as per the law.

He contended that the case filed against him under Section 307 IPC (Attempt to murder) itself is not maintainable, and the petitioner itself is challenging the same before the Higher Court immediately after obtaining the certified copy of the remand order.

“The provisions of Section 307 do not apply to this case upon verifying the nature of the injury to the victim and the alleged pelting of stones that purportedly caused injury to the victim,” he said.

Saleem pointed out that the police had not presented any material before the court to prove that there is a conspiracy to murder the chief minister.

According to the procedure, the statement of the accused must be voluntary without fear and without any coercive measures if the police are allowed to take custody before giving a statement before the Magistrate.


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