S. Delhi Encounter: 2 Gangsters in to Judicial Custody

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S. Delhi Encounter: 2 Gangsters in to Judicial Custody
Two suspected members of a notorious robbers' gang, which was involved in an encounter with the police in the Capital recently, have been remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by a Delhi court.

Harpal Singh and Nadir Shah, who had escaped from the encounter scene in Green Park Extension and appeared in a TV channel's studio before being arrested on January 19, were produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Ravinder Singh who sent them to judicial custody.

The court rejected the police plea to grant them their custody for three more days.

The police sought custodial interrogation of the accused on the ground that they were to be further interrogated as they were allegedly involved in a number of robberies.

The counsel for the accused however opposed the plea contending the duo had already been in police custody for two days and the probe agency had enough time to interrogate them.

During the proceedings, the police also told the court they had already recovered the weapons of offence allegedly at the instance of the accused.

Following a day-light gun battle, the police had on January 19 apprehended four gang members including their leader Satya Prakash alias Satte who received bullet injuries. The police also recovered loaded pistols as well as two cars after the encounter.

According to the police, the two accused had fled away during the encounter and taken shelter at a news channel's studio in Noida as they feared that they might be killed. They felt a lenient view would be taken against them if they appeared on camera, the police said.

All the accused had allegedly planned to commit a robbery at a South Delhi bank.

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