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Delhi Court Orders 14 Days Judicial Custody for Businessman Navneet Kalra in the Oxygen Concentrator Hoarding Case; Rejects Plea for Extended Police Custody [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 24 May 2021 7:05pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Delhi Court Orders 14 Days Judicial Custody for Businessman Navneet Kalra in the Oxygen Concentrator Hoarding Case; Rejects Plea for Extended Police Custody [READ ORDER]

A Metropolitan Magistrate’s court in Delhi on Thursday (20/05/2021) rejected an application for extension of police custody for businessman Navneet Karla. The court placed the businessman accused in the Delhi oxygen concentrator hoarding and black-marketing case in 14 days of judicial custody.

Deputy Metropolitan Magistrate Akanksha Garg heard the matter.

Karla was arrested from a Gurugram farmhouse by the Delhi Police Crime Branch and placed on 3-day police custody to question and collect additional evidence. In its application for further custody of the accused, the Delhi Police submitted that mirror imaging of two mobile phones confiscated from the accused had not been completed. Also, the details from a laptop belonging to the accused are still being classified and recorded. It was also submitted that further interrogation of the accused is necessary to make sense of the documents.

The Additional Public Prosecutor A. Srivastava also argued that the transactions involved in the case are very complex, and replies are being awaited from as many as 23 banks. It was also submitted that other evidence has also been recovered, which needs to be further investigated.

Advocate Vinit Malhotra appearing for the accused argued that the evidence is already in possession of the investigation officer and that the accused's presence is unnecessary for further investigation.

The court, after hearing both sides observed that the allegations involved in the case are grave and have severe implications on society. The court observed that:

“In these testing times when utmost humanity and compassion have been… Continue Reading...


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