Judicial custody for Taniam murderers extended till April 21

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New Delhi, April 7: A Delhi court has extended the judicial remand of the four persons arrested in connection with the death of the 19-year old Arunachal Pradesh student Nido Taniam.

Their judicial custody had expired and were produced before the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh, who estended their remand till Aprl 21 after the CBI did not seek for their interrogation.

The case was handed over to the CBI from the Delhi Police, after Nido's parents met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, requesting them for a speedy justice.

They also sought for the punishent of the guilty personnel in police saying that there was negligence on the part of the police.

Son of a Congress MLA, Nido's death led to mass protests on the streets of New Delhi by the North Eastern Students. Taniam is said to have had an altercation with some shopkeepers at the Lajpat Nagar market on January 29 after they made fun of his hair style.

Post mortem reports suggest that the student died due to head and face injuries caused by blunt objects.

Initially, the police had arrested 3 of the accused under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

Finally on Fen 10, a case of murder was slapped against one Sunny and the other three. Among them, 2 minors are facing an inquiry before the Juvenile Justice board. The accused have been named as Farman, Sunder Singh, Pawan and Sunny Uppal.

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