New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Sunday sent AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal and his associate to four days’ police remand in the suicide case of a doctor last month.
The two were produced before the Magistrate who granted their four-day custody to the police.
During the hearing, the police had sought four-day custody. Jarwal and his associate Kapil Nagar, accused in a abetment to suicide case, were arrested on Saturday.
“We have arrested Prakash Narwal and one of his associates Kapil Nagar in connection with the alleged suicide case. We have been questioning them in and have now formally arrested them,” Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police said.
Both legislator and his associate joined the investigation on Saturday evening and were questioned.
“When they were evasive during questioning, they were placed under arrest for further interrogation,” said the officer.
The investigators will seek custody of the accused to gather evidence in the case
On Friday, a Delhi court had issued non bailable warrants (NBWs) against Jarwal and Nagar who are being probed in an abetment to suicide case.
Jarwal’s family was questioned in connection with the case but he along with Nagar didn’t join the probe. The police then approached the court for issuance of the NBWs.
Dr Rajinder Singh (52) committed suicide by hanging himself on April 18. He was a private practitioner in Durgapuri area in south Delhi and was also involved in supply of Delhi Jal Board water through tankers since 2007.
The family had claimed that the accused had got Rajinder’s tankers removed from water supply service and also prevented clearance of dues of a large sum of money from the Jal Board.
The lawmaker’s legal team has claimed that their client is ready to surrender.
Speaking to IANS over the phone, a senior member from Jarwal’s legal team said, “If the police asks my client to surrender, we are ready for it. Bail application will be filed soon.”
The lawmaker has already moved an anticipatory bail in a Delhi court in connection with the case. The Rouse Avenue court will hear the matter on May 11.
In his application for anticipatory bail, Jarwal submitted that he would cooperate with the police in the investigation, as and when required. He also pleaded that there was no reason to subject him to custodial interrogation.