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Gujjar protests delay Noida murder hearing

May 27, 2008 15:15 IST

The proceedings of a local court hearing the bail application of Noida double murder case accused Rajesh Talwar on Wednesday were postponed for an hour after some lawyers agitating on the Gujjar issue entered the court room and shouted slogans.

Talwar, now in judicial remand, was brought to the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate A K Singh from Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad on Tuesday morning for the hearing of his bail plea and an application filed by police for seeking his custody.

The proceedings, that began around 1:30 pm, had lasted barely 15 minutes, during which the Public Prosecutor P N Shrivastava sought seven days' police custody of the accused, when some lawyers who have been agitating for reservation benefits for Gujjars entered the court room and started shouting slogans.

"The proceedings were postponed for an hour following the disruption," Shrivastava said.

The bail plea was earlier scheduled to be taken up, but it had to be postponed due to a strike called by the lawyers in support of the Gujjars' agitation.

Lawyers representing Talwar, a dentist, have filed the application saying that he be released on bail since he was innocent and also suffering from asthma.

Local police have also moved an application seeking police remand for Talwar, who was sent to 14 days judicial custody on Friday following his arrest for allegedly killing his teenaged daughter Aarushi and family help Hemraj in his residence in Noida's sector 25.

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