Two get bail in Kolkata hit-and-run

Kolkata, March 11 (IANS) A city court on Friday rejected the bail plea of Sambia Sohrab, the prime accused in the hit-and-run case that killed an IAF officer but granted the relief to two others accused arrested in the high-profile case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Ranjan Pal granted bail to Shanu alias Shanawaz Khan and Johnny while extending the judicial custody of Sambia alleged to be behind the wheels of a car that mowed down IAF corporal Abhimanyu Gaud in the morning of January 13 on the Indira Gandhi Sarani, while the officer was supervising the Republic Day parade rehearsal.

Police on Thursday had filed the charge sheet before the court, indicting Sambia, son of former Rashtriya Janata Dal legislator Mohammad Sohrab, of murder among other offences while Shanu and Johnny have been charged with causing disappearance of evidence and harbouring an offender.

While Sambia was arrested on January 16 from the city, his friend Shanawaz Khan, was arrested from Delhi on January 18 and Johnny was nabbed a day later from Kolkata.

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