Saket court firing: Accused sent to one-day police remand

22 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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The accused Kameshwar Singh was produced in Saket court on Saturday by the Crime Branch team.

The court sentenced the accused in the recent shooting incident in Delhi’s Saket court premises to one day of police remand, the police said on Saturday. According to the police, the accused Kameshwar Singh was produced in Saket court on Saturday by the Crime Branch team, and the court sentenced him to one day of police remand. On Monday, Singh will appear in court once more. The police had requested two days in police custody in order to recover the revolver used in the shooting.

“We have to find out the source of revolver and weapon, apart from this we also have to know whether anyone else is involved in this incident along with Kameshwar”, the Investigating Officer (IO) said.

JK Mishra, the accused’s lawyer, stated in court that Kameshwar Singh is mentally disturbed and should be treated at AIIMS. He also opposed the accused’s detention by police.

In a conversation with ANI, Mishra said, “Today Kameshwar Singh was produced in the court, on the demand of the IO, the court sent him to police remand for one day, but tomorrow we will demand the court that he should be sent to judicial custody for further proceedings. We opposed the police custody.”

Mishra also stated that the accused was mentally disturbed because Radha did not return the money that Singh had given her.

“He approached several courts and the police, due to which his mental condition deteriorated”, he said.

Following this submission, the court ordered that Kameshwar Singh be examined by an AIIMS psychiatrist. Singh’s lawyer went on to say that Kameshwar Singh had filed a Rs 5 lakh cheque bounce case against Radha, for which both had to appear physically tomorrow, despite the fact that both had appeared in court yesterday.

“The woman’s financial record is bad. She has borrowed money from about 23-24 people saying that it will double in 3-4 months. 7 people have filed cases in court against her for cheating. He said that she has already cheated various people and taken money amounting to about 3 to 3.5 crores”.

Earlier on Friday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) South Chandan Chowdhary said, “An incident of firing was reported from Saket court today. A man fired four rounds out of which three bullets hit the woman and a lawyer. They were taken to the hospital and their condition is now stable. Both of them have been discharged from the hospital.”

The Delhi Police Crime Branch apprehended Singh after he opened fire on the Saket court premises.

“The accused also shot the bodyguard during the firing. He had threatened to kill the woman three days back”, the police said.

M Radha, the victim, was brought to court on Friday after the accused in the shooting incident, Kameshwar Singh, shot at her. According to the police, both have been on trial in connection with a financial transaction.

M Radha’s lawyer, Rajendra Jha, previously stated that his client had received death threats from the accused, who opened fire on the premises, despite the fact that she had been granted a protection order by the High Court.

“Despite the protection, he kept threatening to kill her. The police were approached but they did not take any action. He had threatened to kill her several times,” the lawyer claimed.