A Delhi court on Tuesday remanded four persons, including advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, to two days of judicial custody in relation to the anti-muslim sloganeering event at Jantar Mantar. The other two accused persons were given one-day custody of the Delhi police.
Following their arrests by the Delhi police, Upadhyay, Preet Singh, Deepak Singh Hindu, Vinod Sharma, Vineet Bajpai and Deepak Kumar, were presented before duty Metropolitan Magistrate Tanvi Khurana.
While the police asked police custody remand for accused Deepak Singh Hindu and Vineet Bajpai, it tried 14 days of judicial custody remand of accused Ashwani Upadhyay, Preet Singh, Vinod Sharma and Deepak Kumar.
The prosecutor briefly presented that as the subject concerned to offences under Section 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) of the Indian Penal Code.
The police custody remand was asked on the ground they could get the mobile phone in which the hate speeches were collected and to get the other person included in the commission of the offence arrested. It was also stated that the police custody remand was expected to check and identify the trend about the circulation of hate speech videos concerning the said incident and for finding the entire conspiracy.
The counsel for accused Deepak Singh Hindu denied the remand saying that the prayer made was not maintained and the investigative agency did not have any benefit. He also fought that the police had no evidence to continue against the accused Deepak Singh Hindu.