A Delhi court on Saturday allowed the city police to interrogate the three accused in a sensational honour killing case in the national capital.

“For the time being, I allow you (police) to interrogate the accused inside the court’s record room for half-an-hour,” Metropolitan Magistrate Satish Kumar said.

Delhi police, who got the custody of the three accused from the Dasna jail authorities, submitted that they would move a proper application for their custodial interrogation if required after the brief quizzing.

The court had yesterday issued production warrants against three youths - Mandeep Nagar (23), Ankit Chaudhury (22) and Nakul Khari (21) - arrested in connection with the sensational honour killings of their three relatives last week.

The accused were arrested on June 24 by the Uttar Pradesh police from Garhmukteshwar, about 90 kms from the national capital.

They were on the run after allegedly killing Ankit’s sister Monica, 24, along with her husband Kuldeep, 26, for marrying in a different caste, and Mandeep’s 22-year-old sister Shobha, who too had eloped with a man belonging to a different caste.

The three allegedly carried out the murders on June 20 at Ashok Vihar in north-west Delhi as they were said to be angry with their relatives for “sullying” or defiling the honour of their family by marrying outside caste.

The Uttar Pradesh police claimed to have recovered the country-made pistol and the car in which the accused were travelling for several days.

Delhi Police had announced a reward of Rs. 50,000 for anyone giving information about them.

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