Aaftab Poonawala Withdraws Bail Request, Lawyer Cites “Miscommunication”
Due to a misunderstanding with his attorney, Aaftab Poonawala, who is charged with killing his live-in lover Shraddha Walkar, today retracted his request for release. A Delhi court ruled that the bail application was improperly submitted without Aaftab’s knowledge.
Aftab’s attorney, Advocate MS Khan, informed the court that the defendant had chosen to withdraw the bail request after speaking with him for 50 minutes on Monday. He told NDTV that after the police have filed their charge sheet, he will submit his bail application. The following course of action had been discussed last week.
Aaftab Poonawala should not be allowed bail, according to the Delhi Police’s response, which was submitted in a Saket court. This is because the crime had a significant impact on society.
The defence attorney had stated this when submitting the bail application: “There is no use in holding the accused in judicial custody as the first investigation in the case is complete and the charge sheet is yet to be produced.”
On December 9, Aaftab Poonawala’s judicial custody was extended by 14 days. Aaftab, 28, is accused of chopping Shraddha Walkar’s body into 35 pieces and keeping them in a 300-liter refrigerator at his home in Mehrauli, south Delhi, for almost three weeks before disposing of them over a period of days.
A DNA test last week proved that the bones found in a jungle in Delhi’s Mehrauli neighbourhood and in Gurugram by the police under the guidance of the alleged murderer Aaftab Poonawala were actually hers.
The test report, which was conducted using DNA samples from her father, stated that blood traces discovered in their apartment also match hers.
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