6th accused sent to day's police custody

One of the six persons, allegedly involved in the gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student in a moving bus here on December 16, was on Thursday remanded in police custody for a day by a Delhi court for recovering the clothes worn by various accused on fateful night.

Akshay Singh alias Thakur, who was the last one to be arrested in the case, was produced before additional chief metropolitan magistrate Lokesh Kumar Sharma after he underwent test identification parade at Tihar Jail on Wednesday.

Akshay was arrested on December 21 and underwent TIP on December 26 during which the victim’s male friend, a 28-year-old software engineer, had identified him as one of the persons involved in the incident.

Delhi Police sought two days’ remand of the accused for recovering remaining clothes which Akshay and other accused were wearing while allegedly committing the crime.

Seeking his remand, the police also said he has to be taken to Noida in Uttar Pradesh for recovery of the articles.
Court order

The court, however, remanded him in police custody for a day saying, “Noida is in Delhi National Capital Region and the place of the incident is also within two-three kms from here (Saket Court). I don't think you (police) need 48 hours for it. In case you require further custody, you can seek extension later on.”

The police, meanwhile, informed the court it has also booked Akshay in another related case of robbing a carpenter, Ramadhar Singh, of his valuables prior to picking up the victim and her male friend. Ramadhar had been thrown out of the bus after he was robbed, the police said.

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