Asees Chadha denied bail, moves sessions court

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New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Asees Singh Chadha, a 19-year-old nephew of the late Ponty Chadha of the Wave Group, who allegedly killed a 51-year-old woman from Turkmenistan here on Monday, failed to get bail on Wednesday from a city court which rejected his application.

Soon after the rejection of the bail plea by Metropolitan Magistrate Ambika Singh, Asees’ lawyers moved the Sessions Court for bail, which will be taken up on Thursday.

Chadha, who was driving a luxurious Bentley car, was arrested and charged with rash driving and culpable homicide not amounting to murder after he allegedly injured Alajanowa Gulsat, a tourist from Turkmenistan, seriously by ramming into an auto-rickshaw she was travelling in along with two friends at high speed. The other two women survived the crash while the auto driver received multiple injuries.

Asees is the son of Rajinder Singh Chadha, Ponty’s brother and currently Chairman of the Wave Group. Rajinder, also known as Raju Chadha, was responsible for the Wave Group moving into the film production and distribution business in 1999 and in 2005. The group has distributed over 150 Bollywood blockbusters. Two years ago Rajinder faced a complaint of rape from a model but he has denied the allegation.



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