Artist Chintan Upadhyay, who is in judicial custody in connection with the Hema Upadhyay-Harish Bhambhani murder case, will have to wait to a few more days again for bail. On Thursday, the judge of Dinodoshi sessions court adjourned the hearing and gave a next date for the hearing of Chintan's bail plea. Now, the defense lawyers and public prosecutor will argue on the bail application of Chintan on February 25.
While the defense lawyers, who are representing Chintan during the arguments in favour of asking bail for Chintan, said the police has not submitted the police diary in the court and the diary should be submitted. Defense lawyer also raised a question saying, from December 13 to December 21, he was kept with crime branch, after which police arrested him. But, he had received a clean chit from CBI earlier, so what is the relevance of arrest? Defence lawyers also added that the cause of death has not been submitted, so court should release him on bail.
The representative of bar association, Borivali was asked to give a copy of his submission to Chintan's lawyer by the Judge of Dindoshi sessions court.
Also, advocate Kadar Sayani, from Borivali court, has come in as a visiting lawyer for now. Sayani will be fighting the case for senior lawyer Bhambani, who was the lawyer of Hema. According to Sayani, he has decided to fight for the justice for Mr. Bhambani because he was a senior citizen, and a lawyer. He had applied to be a visiting lawyer of Monday and his application was accepted.
Sayani, during his arguments, said, “Bhambani was a lawyer and he was helping his client, and helping a client is not a crime then, why was he killed? It’s a very unfortunate incident.”
In his second argument, Sayani said, “The investigation is still in process and the chargesheet has not been filed, so Chintan can’t be assumed to be innocent at this point. Court should put a stay on his bail till the submission of chargesheet.”