Published On: Mon, Jun 25th, 2018

Major Handa who killed officer’s wife sent to 4-day police custody

New Delhi: Army Major Nikhil Handa, arrested for allegedly killing Shailza Dwivedi was today, was today sent to four-day police custody by a Delhi court.

Army Major Nikhil Handa, who is accused of killing Shailza Dwivedi, the wife of his fellow officer Amit Dwivedi, was today sent to four-day police custody.

Metropolitan Magistrate Manisha Tripathy granted the custody of Major Nikhil Handa, who was produced before the court amid tight security, to Delhi Police.

The Delhi Police said that the accused has to be taken to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh to make certain recoveries including his clothes and the weapon used to commit the crim

The magistrate granted Handa’s custody to Delhi Police saying that several things need to be ascertained and the weapon (knife) used for the crime needs to be recovered.

Handa was arrested on Sunday from Meerut for his alleged involvement in the killing of another Major’s wife in west Delhi on Saturday.

Shailza’s body was found with her throat slit near the Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area.

Opposing the remand application, the counsel for the accused, advocate Sanjeev Sahai, argued that no investigation had been done by the police since Handa was arrested and said the recoveries which the police claimed to make, made no ground for his custody.

Initially, the police had not supplied the copy of the remand application and the FIR to the counsel of the accused, who sought them before the court. The court then directed that the copies of these documents be supplied to the accused.

Shailza was a Mrs India Earth finalist. “She had an extramarital affair with Major Nikhil Handa. Both her husband and lover were posted in Nagaland’s Dimapur city but two months ago, Major Amit Dwivedi was transferred to Delhi,” Delhi police had said earlier.

PTI

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