At the Hill murder protest, 100 individuals were detained
Nearly 100 people were detained on Saturday as they gathered at the doorway of the Kotdwar court in Uttarakhand's Pauri Garhwal district to protest against the three suspects in a hotel receptionist's murder. First time since their arrest six months before, the accused were presented there.
The son of now-suspended BJP leader Vinod Arya and owner of the Vanantara Resort, Pulkit Arya, as well as resort employees Saurabh Bhaskar and Ankit Gupta, were charged with murdering the 19-year-old receptionist, causing the disappearance of evidence, providing false information, and human trafficking. After the receptionist declined to perform sexual favours for a "VIP visitor," the three reportedly abused her and threw her into a canal. The 22nd of September saw their arrest.
"The accusation of assault or criminal force against women with purpose to outrage her modesty was dismissed against Saurabh and Ankit," extra district public prosecutor Jitendra Rawat told reporters (manager and deputy manager of the resort). In addition to the other offences, the chargesheet declares Pulkit guilty of this offence as well. The case was scheduled for March 28 by the court.
The court denied Pulkit and Ankit's bail requests, Rawat continued. Earlier, Saurabh's request for bail was denied.
The demonstrators who had assembled outside the courthouse requested that the defendant be given the death penalty and that the identity of the "VIP visitor" be made public.
The demonstrators attempted to stop the jail van and screamed anti-BJP chants as the police transported Pulkit and the other two to the court of the additional district and sessions judge, Kotdwar.
Almost 100 people were detained when the mob attempted to prevent the police from doing their duties, according to a police official who wished to remain unnamed. Once we return the accused people to prison in the afternoon, they will be freed.
The head of the Mahila Congress in Uttarakhand, Jyoti Rautela, stated: "We have learned that the administration is attempting to progressively undermine the case in order for the guilty to be freed. We are certain that the administration is siding with the murderers and not with the horribly slain daughter of Uttarakhand.