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Prashant's alleged assailants remanded in JC for a day

Last updated on: October 13, 2011 17:47 IST

Three youths arrested for allegedly assaulting lawyer Prashant Bhushan were on Thursday remanded in judicial custody for a day by a Delhi court.

"I remand the three accused to one-day judicial custody. The application of police for their custodial interrogation would be dealt with by the court concerned," Metropolitan Magistrate Jasjeet Kaur said.

Kaur, who was holding the court as a link magistrate, refused to hear the Delhi Police plea seeking the three

accused in its custody for their interrogation. The police wanted the trio, Joginder Pal Singh Bagga, Vishnu Gupta and Inder Verma to be in its custody for two days to unravel the conspiracy behind the attack on Bhushan, who is a key member of Team Anna.

The three accused, Bagga, Verma and Gupta, meanwhile, refused to undergo Test Identification Parade by Bhushan on the ground that they had been "all over on TV news channels" and the TIP is vitiated on that count.

Another magistrate, who dealt with the TIP application, however, cautioned the trio that their refusal to undergo the TIP would be construed as evidence against them during the trial. The accused re-affirmed their decision that they would not undergo the TIP.

Bagga and Gupta were arrested from Bangla Sahib Gurudwara on Thursday when they were allegedly on their way to surrender before court.

TheĀ  third accused Inder Verma was apprehended at Bhushan's chamber on Thursday right after the attack.

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