Kolkata, Jan 17: The bail plea of Sambia Sohrab, charged with murder in the hit-and-run case which claimed the life of a young air force officer here, was rejected today by a city court which remanded him in police custody for 14 days.
Metropolitan Magistrate of City Sessions Court Mrityunjay Karmakar rejected the bail plea of Sambia, the younger son of former RJD MLA Mohammad Sohrab, and sent him to police custody till January 30.
Sambia's counsel, pleading for his bail, told the court that the FIR has said the speeding vehicle that mowed down the air force officer was driven by an 'unknown' person and that he had cooperated with Kolkata Police sleuths.
The public prosecutor said the offence of the driver was not only hitting and killing a person but also breaking into a "prohibited place" where around 5000 defence personnel were rehearsing for Republic Day parade.
21-year-old Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud was mowed down by a speeding brand new Audi with Sambia allegedly at the wheels after it broke through gaurd rails on Red Road in the morning of January 13.