Bhajanpura murder case: Court remands 2 accused to judicial custody
New Delhi: Delhi's Patiala House Court on Thursday remanded Mohd. Sameer alias Maya, an accused in the Bhajanpura murder case, to judicial custody.
Maya, accused of open firing at two persons, leading to the death of a 36-year-old, has been arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi police along with a pistol, in his possession, which was used in the murder case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria remanded Mohd. Sameer alias Maya to judicial custody. The special cell produced him before the court.
Investigation officer Manish Kumar submitted before the court that Sameer is an accused in the Bhajanpura Murder case. An illegal weapon has been recovered from his possession. Further investigation will be done by the concerned police station.
Another person, Bilal Gani alias Mallu, who was arrested by Bhajanpura police, has also been sent to Judicial custody by the Karkardooma court, pending age verification proof, Joy Tirkey, DCP North East Delhi said.
He said that Bilal turned 18 on August 27, 2023 and we will take him on at least four days of police remand after showing to the court his certified age-related document.
According to Delhi police, Bilal Gani, a resident of Subhash Mohalla, Bhajanpura was apprehended near Signature Bridge at about 2:00 am today.
On August 29, 23 at 11:40 pm, Bilal Gani and his associates had intercepted two persons and shot dead one of them near Gali No. 8/4, Subhash Vihar, Bhajanpura, said Delhi police.
In this incident, one Harpreet Gill (36) resident of Bhajanpura was shot dead. He was working as a Senior Manager at Amazon. He suffered a gunshot injury on his head and was declared brought dead at JPC Hospital.
Another person Govind Singh (32) resident of Bhajanpura was also shot at and received injury on his head. He is under treatment.
As per Delhi police, Bilal Gani alias Mallu turned 18 years old, just a couple of days ago, and is educated up to class 10.
"Bilal is no stranger to crime. In the year 2022, he was involved in 2 heinous cases, including a murder in Bhajanpura and a robbery case where he and his associates had robbed a scooty from a person in Bhajanpura. Being a minor at that time, he managed to come out of the Children's Observation Home in no time," police added.
On August 29, 2023, he along with his four other associates, Mohd. Sameer alias Maya (18 ), Sohail alias Bawarchi (23), Mohd Junaid alias Biryani (23) and Adnan alias Don (19) were having a party at Maya’s house in North Ghonda, Bhajanpura, police added.
At about 10:30 pm, all five decided to step out for a ride. Mohd Sameer alias Maya was carrying a pistol. They drove inside the narrow bye lanes inside Bhajanpura. They stopped at a few places and finally drove inside Gali No. 8/4, Subhash Vihar, Bhajanpura, which is quite narrow.
"Incidentally, Harpreet Gill (36) and Govind Singh (32) were coming from the other side of Gali No.8/4. Both sides wanted the other to stop and give way. Bilal and his associates became aggressive. One of them, Junaid, got down and slapped Govind Singh. When Govind and Harpreet tried to get down to speak with the youngsters, Mohd Sameer alias Maya opened fire from close range and shot both Harpreet and Govind on their heads," police added.
"The assailants fled the spot. Harpreet succumbed to his injuries, while Govind is under treatment," Delhi Police said.