New Delhi, 7 February
Two accused in Arunachal Pradesh’s youth Nido Tanian’s death case today urged a city court to grant them bail, saying they have not been booked for murder charges and the offences alleged against them were bailable.
The counsel for accused Sunder Singh and Pawan said the cause of death of the victim was still not identified.
"Both the accused were innocent and were in fact eyewitness to the alleged incident," said the defence counsel before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Rajender Kumar Shastri.
The bail plea was yesterday transferred to the special court by another court due to lack of jurisdiction to hear the cases registered under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act.
Today, the police apprised the court that test identification parade of the accused will be done on 13 February. Till now, three accused Farman, Sunder Singh and Pawan have been arrested in connection with the case. Besides being charged with murder, the trio, who are in judicial custody, have been booked under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
The court has listed the bail pleas of the two accused for further hearing on 11 February after the Delhi police sought time to advance its arguments.