Staff Reporter

MUMBAI: A city court on Wednesday rejected the application by Pravin Mahajan, brother of the slain Bharatiya Janata Party general secretary, for conducting psychiatric tests saying there was no corroborative evidence to prove that he was mentally unstable.

When Pravin surrendered after shooting Pramod Mahajan here on April 22, his lawyer claimed that he was not in the right frame of mind when he committed the crime.

Judicial custody

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate P. L. Waghmare also rejected an application for judicial supervision of police investigation. He remanded Pravin to judicial custody till June 28.

Before passing the order, he asked a few questions to Pravin, who appeared calm during the proceedings. He said he did not have any health-related complaint except that he could not sleep well and that he had a headache. He is a diabetic and has blood pressure.

To a query whether he had any mental health problem, Pravin replied in the negative. However, he said he was slightly disturbed.

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