June 2, 2023

The scientist was arrested for allegedly planting explosives within the court docket to focus on a lawyer

New Delhi:

A scientist with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who was arrested for allegedly planting explosives at a Delhi court docket, has been hospitalised after he complained of vomiting and abdomen ache.

Sources from Delhi Police stated Bharat Bhushan Kataria, 47, tried to die by suicide in police custody. A PTI report quoted a senior police officer as saying that docs had instructed police that Kataria consumed liquid handwash.

His situation is now learnt to be steady and he’s beneath remark. After he complained of abdomen ache, a choose authorised a two-day judicial custody for him and directed that he be admitted to AIIMS.

The senior DRDO scientist was arrested for allegedly planting explosives on Delhi’s Rohini court docket premises to focus on his neighbour Amit Vashisht, a lawyer. The two had been locked in an outdated dispute and had filed a number of instances in opposition to one another, together with on issues comparable to water provide.

Kataria was questioned by the Delhi Police’s particular cell Friday and arrested the identical day. He was in police custody since then and was being questioned.

According to a PTI report, Kataria was discovered unconscious Saturday night time and later complained of vomiting and abdomen ache. “When police personnel went to check on him at the hospital, he told them that he didn’t consume anything. But we spoke to the doctors and they said he had consumed hand wash,” the officer stated.

The officer added that Kataria was not cooperating within the investigation. “He is misleading and manipulating the investigation team by evading questioning. He is uncooperative and is using all means to avoid interrogation,” a senior police officer has stated, in accordance with the PTI report.

The IED planted by Kataria had triggered a low-intensity explosion in a courtroom on December 9. Naib Court head constable Rajeev was injured within the blast.

Police had stated ammonium nitrate was used within the IED. The IED was not correctly assembled, so solely the detonator exploded. Police had stated the explosion would have been rather more damaging if the explosive went off.

Kataria had entered the court docket within the guise of a lawyer and escaped after the blast. Police at the moment are probing how he managed to carry the IED contained in the court docket premises.

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