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Posted at: Feb 17, 2017, 2:03 AM; last updated: Feb 17, 2017, 2:03 AM (IST)

Was an accident; Akansh, others hit us with baseball bats:Accused

Three-day police remand

  • A local court on Thursday sent Fareed to three-day police remand. The police had demanded a five-day remand for him. The prosecution lawyer told the court that he had just been brought here and they had not had much time to interrogate him. The offending vehicle, which was in Fazilka, and the main accused, Balraj, who was in Delhi, are to be traced following his interrogation.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 16

Co-accused Harmehtab Singh Fareed today claimed that it was an accident saying that Balraj Singh Randhawa’s car hit Akansh Sen after a clash.

He refuted the charge that he instigated Balraj to run the vehicle over Akansh. He also denied that the car was run over the victim thrice, as being claimed by the prosecution.

“Balraj and I were standing outside the Sector 9 house of Deep Sidhu when we were attacked by five persons. One of them was Akansh and the others were acquaintances. They badly hit us with baseball bats. We panicked and in a bid to save ourselves, we immediately sat in the car. Akansh deliberately came in front of our car despite being told to get aside and met with the accident,” Fareed said outside a courtroom here where he was presented after being arrested.

In deep thought

Wearing a blue jacket, a pair of jeans and shoes, accused Fareed appeared to be in deep thought. He seemed emotionless. Quizzed by reporters, he spoke in fluent English.

Victim was dragged

When Akansh was run over by the car for a third time, he was dragged to some distance. This is what the complainant and deceased’s cousin Adamya Singh said in his statement before a District Court Judge today.

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