On Tuesday, May 9, Delhi court framed charges of murder, evidence tampering against accused Aaftab Poonawala. Poonawala was accused of killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar.
Additional Sessions Judge Manisha Khurana Kakkar said prima facie a case for offences under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) was made out against the accused.
Poonawala demands trial
Aftab Poonawala pleaded not guilty to the charges and claimed to face trial. The matter has been set for trial and has been listed for the recording of prosecution evidence on June 1.
Court reserved order in April
Notably, In April the court reserved order on ‘framing charges’ against Poonawala. Aftab Poonawala was arrested on November 12, after Shraddha’s father filed a complaint against him.
Delhi Police filed 6k page charge sheet
The Delhi Police had filed a 6,629-page charge sheet in the case on January 24.
Walkar was allegedly strangled by Poonawala on May 18 last year, following which he sawed her body into pieces and kept them in a fridge for almost three weeks at his residence in South Delhi's Mehrauli.
He scattered the pieces at different places in the national capital to avoid getting caught.
With agency inputs
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