Former MLA Mohammed Sohrab, whose son Sambia was arrested in a hit-and-run case in which an airman was killed during Republic Day parade rehearsal, today moved an anticipatory bail prayer before a city court.
Subhra Ghosh, Chief Judge at the City Sessions Court, adjourned the hearing on Sohrab’s plea till February 24 on a request by the prosecution counsel.
The prosecution lawyer submitted that the investigating officer was holding a Test Identification (TI) parade and as such case diary was not available.
Sambia Sohrab has been charged under sections 302 (murder), 120B (criminal conspiracy), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 212 (harbouring an offender) and 427 (mischief) of IPC for the death of IAF Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud.
Mohammed Sohrab, said to be a TMC member and a former RJD MLA, and his elder son Ambia have been absconding since the date of incident on January 13 and police have launched a search for the duo in and outside the state.
TMC has denied any connection with Sohrab or his sons.
Sambia and his two friends Shahnawaz Khan alias Sonu and Johnny were arrested in connection with the case.
A warrant of arrest has been issued against Sohrab by a city court on a plea by Kolkata Police, which is investigating the matter.
Gaud was mowed down by a speeding Audi SUV at around 6.30 AM on January 13 on Red Road outside Fort William, the Eastern Command headquarter, following which the occupants fled the spot.
( Source – PTI )