Sandhya Singh murder case: No safeguard, Raghuveer remanded in custody

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 7:18am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA

Raghuveer Singh, 23, who was arrested on Monday to investigate his alleged role in connection with the murder of his mother Sandhya, was produced before the court in Belapur on Tuesday.

Raghuveer’s application to safeguard himself during the interrogation has been rejected by the court and he has been remanded in police custody till December 27.

According to Himanshu Roy, joint commissioner of police (crime), Raghuveer, through his lawyer had filed an application before the magistrate for safeguarding himself during the police interrogation. “The terms given in the application were that the interrogation should be done in the presence of an ACP, his relatives and advocate,” said Roy.

“The application further stated that the interrogation should be videographed and the CD submitted to the magistrate. Every 12 hours a medical check-up should be conducted and adequate rest should be given to him,” said police inspector Sripad Kale.

The application also mentioned that Raghuveer’s interrogation should not be done for more than three hours at a time. During regular intervals of the interrogation, his advocate should be allowed to meet him for consultation. However, the court rejected his application.

Sandhya, had left her residence in NRI Colony, Navi Mumbai on December 13, 2012, and had reportedly gone missing. Three days after her disappearance, her family had registered a missing person’s complaint with the police. Sandhya’s skeletal remains were found from a marshy area of Palm Beach road on January 28.

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