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Bail Plea Was Moved ‘Erroneously’: Aaftab Poonawala To Delhi Court Via Email

NEW DELHI: Aaftab Poonawala, who is accused of killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar, told a Delhi court on Saturday that even though he engaged a new lawyer for his case, he was unaware that a bail application was filed on his behalf.

Additional sessions judge Vrinda Kumari said the court received an intimation from Poonawala through email that the bail application was moved “erroneously”. “Let me have a word with the accused through video-conferencing at 11.30am,” the judge said. Poonawala, who appeared through video-conferencing, said, “Though I had signed the ‘Vakalatnama’, but I did know that it was for the bail.” When the court asked him whether the bail plea should be pending, Poonawala said, “I would like that the counsel talks to me and then withdraw the bail plea.”

Poonawala, who has been arrested based on his confession of killing Walkar and chopping her body into 35 pieces to dispose it of, was arrested last month and is currently lodged in Tihar jail. His judicial custody was extended by 14 days on Dec 9th.

Latest development mentioned the bones found in the Mehrauli forest, belonged to deceased Shraddha Walker as per DNA reports.

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