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Neha Sharma murder case: Bail pleas of 2 accused rejected

DDN Correspondent

The bail pleas of two accused in the murder of Neha Sharma, a 23-year-old researcher, was today rejected by a local court. Neha was found dead on March 15 in the laboratory of a private college in Agra.

While rejecting the bail pleas of Uday Swarup and Yashveer Sandhu, Additional Sessions Judge Ashish Garg observed that since the nature of the crime is very serious it is not right to grant them bail.

On their part, defense lawyers Achal Sharma and Abhay Pathak told the court that the police had failed to produce any eyewitness in the case so far and they have no concrete evidence against their clients.

Prosecution counsel Ashok Kumar Gupta countered the defense lawyers, saying that one Rohit Yadav had made a statement before the police on July 12, claiming that he had seen Swarup and Sandhu attacking Neha on March 15.

The prosecution added that Yadav knows Neha’s family and ran errands for her when her parents were not in the town. In his statement, Yadav said that he went to see Neha on March 15 because he needed her car.  

In the statement, which Yadav had made under Section 161 in Code Of Criminal Procedure (Examination of witnesses by police), he had said that when he reached the lab, he heard cries coming from the laboratory and when he opened the door he saw Swarup and Sandhu attacking Neha.