Ponty Chadha shootout case: Accused gets two months interim bail
New Delhi: A Delhi court has granted two months interim bail to an accused in the murder case of Ponty Chadha and his younger brother Hardeep on "humanitarian ground". Narender Ahlawat, who worked for Ponty Chadha as a manager, was released on interim bail by Additional Sessions Judge V K Yadav saying "he deserves indulgence on humanitarian ground" as he is wheelchair-bound, and therefore needs "proper medical treatment".
The judge also imposed certain conditions which include that Ahlawat will not influence witnesses in any manner or leave Delhi without the court's permission. "Keeping in view the medical condition of the applicant (Ahlawat), which reflects as per the latest report from jail hospital that instead of recovery the complications are increasing and affecting the psychological and neurological health of Ahlawat...
"Ahlawat is still on the wheelchair, unable to move. Thus Ahlawat apparently deserves indulgence at least on this count. As such, looking at all these facts and on humanitarian ground, he seems to deserve proper medical treatment and to facilitate it, he is admitted to interim bail, for getting himself treated at hospital of his choice, on furnishing personal bond and two surety bonds in the sum of Rs 50,000 each for two months," the judge said.