Court extends remand of Birdi, Lakhvinder
Srinagar, Apr 5: A local court on Monday extended by four days the judicial remand of commandant Border Security Forces, R K Birdi and his subordinate, Lakhvinder Kumar, who were arrested in connection with the killing of a Nishat teenager, Zahid Farooq on February 5.
The remand of the duo was earlier extended by six days by Sub-Registrar Manjeet Singh Manhas on March 31.
Both of them were produced on Monday by the police in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Muhammad Ibrahim Wani, who extended the remand of the duo till April 9.
Chief Prosecuting Officer Zulfikhar Ahmad and counsel G N Shaheen for complainant were present.
Shaheen submitted before the court that the speed of investigation by Special Investigation Team was slow.
He said, “Government shall file the challan before the April 9 as SIT had recorded all the evidence, which is against the accused.”
A police official, who is also the member of the SIT submitted before the court, “We will file the challan before April 10.”
Government has to file the challan before April 10 against the two accused otherwise their remand will get expired, which will make them entitled to bail. Subsequently, the court extended the remand of the duo by four days till April 9.
The relatives of Birdi and Lakhvinder were also present in the court. The accused duo expressed satisfaction before the Court over the medical treatment provided to them by the Central Jail authorities.
Birdi was arrested on charges of murder, abetment of crime and destruction evidence under sections 302, 201 and 109.
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