NEW DELHI: A Delhi court Friday issued production warrants against three youths arrested in connection with the sensational honour killings of their relatives last week.
Metropolitan Magistrate Mr Satish Kumar directed Dasna jail authorities at Ghaziabad to produce the accused before the court here on Saturday.
Delhi Police had approached the court with a request to issue production warrant against Mandeep Nagar (23), Ankit Chaudhury (22) and Nakul Khari (21), who were arrested on Thursday by the Uttar Pradesh police from Garhmukteshwar, about 90 kms from the national capital.
The court allowed a plea of the police to issue the warrant by hand (dasti) to the Investigating Officer in order to serve it to the Ghaziabad jail authorities at the earliest.
The three accused were on the run after allegedly killing Ankit’s sister Monica, 24, along with her husband Kuldeep, 26, for marrying in a different caste, and Mandeep’s 22-year-old sister Shobha, who too had eloped with a man belonging to a different case.
The three allegedly carried out the murders on June 20 at Ashok Vihar in north-west Delhi as they were said to be angry with their relatives for “sullying” or defiling the honour of their family for marrying in different castes.
The Uttar Pradesh police claimed to have recovered a country-made pistol and a car in which the accused were travelling for the last five days.
Delhi Police had announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for anyone giving information about them.