A police van carrying Aaftab Amin Poonawala — accused of the horrific homicide of girlfriend Shraddha Walkar in Delhi — was attacked by a bunch of sword-wielding males this night. The police managed to regulate the state of affairs and Poonawala is secure, sources mentioned.
The precise wing group Hindu Sena has taken accountability for the assault. A press release from Vishnu Gupta, the Nationwide President of the organisation, mentioned the entire nation is “watching how Aftab lower a Hindu woman into items”.
Sources mentioned the police van was taking Poonawala again to jail from west Delhi’s Forensic Science Laboratory, after his second polygraph check.
The assault occurred outdoors the FSL constructing.
Sources mentioned the boys had parked their automobile forward of the police van, blocking it. Then 5 males emerged from the automobile, waving swords, and focused the van. Sources mentioned the police pulled out their weapons and fired within the air. Nobody was injured and two of the attackers have been taken into custody.
They’ve claimed that their names have been Nigam Gujjar and Kuldeep Thakur and so they have been residents of Gurugram. In addition they claimed that they have been members of Hindu Sena — which the police are verifying
“I’ll transfer court docket looking for safety for Aaftab,” Poonawala’s lawyer instructed NDTV.
Poonawala has claimed that he killed Shraddha throughout a heated altercation. Later, he chopped the physique into 35 items and after storing them in a fridge for days, disposed of them in varied elements of Delhi. Lower than 20 elements have been recovered and despatched for DNA assessments.
He has admitted to the homicide in court docket too, however it could not rely as proof because the proceedings have been a listening to concerning the extension of his police remand.
The outcomes of the polygraph check or the narco-analysis which can be held later, aren’t admissible in court docket both.
There aren’t any main witnesses within the case. At present, the police solely have circumstantial proof of the horrific crime that has shocked the nation.
Poonawala has been saved in his Tihar’s jail quantity 4, beneath round the clock digicam surveillance.
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