A court here on Thursday transferred the bail hearing of two men accused in the death of Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Tania to a special designated court, saying that it has no jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Metropolitan Magistrate Pawan Kumar, listing the bail application of the two accused, Sunder Singh and Pawan for Friday, transferred the matter to a special court exclusively dealing with cases under the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Defence counsel S.K. Sharma and Shalabh Gupta apprised the court that their clients have been booked under the SC/ST Act and so their matter can be taken up by a designated court exclusively dealing such offence.
The advocates said their clients have not been booked under murder charges yet. The police said that murder charges will be added on the basis of the medical report of the victim.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has opposed the bail pleas, saying that the investigation in the case is at initial stage and medical report is still awaited. They said the test identification parade of the accused is scheduled for February 13, and there are serious charges against the accused, who may tamper with evidence, if released.
Tania was beaten up by shopkeepers in Lajpat Nagar following a quarrel over his appearance. He died in a hospital on January 30. —IANS