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Rejecting his plea for bail as well as discharge in the case, the Additional Sessions Judge, Babu Lal, said: "The house where the victim was gang-raped after her abduction was a strong piece of evidence against the accused to prima facie connect him to the offence as the place belonged to him.''
The judge said that the investigation in the case was at a crucial stage as the two cars used in the crime were yet be recovered and the co-accused in the case were still absconding. So, it was not a fit case for bail, the Judge said.
``Hence, keeping in view seriousness of the offence and the stage at which the investigation was at the moment, the bail application of Sharma is dismissed,'' Mr. Lal said.
Opposing the bail application, the Prosecution submitted that fingerprints of the accused and other materials had been collected and sent for examination to forensic laboratory.
He submitted that the two cars -- Lancer and Indica -- which the accused had used to abduct the singer were yet to be recovered and the five co-accused were yet to arrested.
Counsel for the accused submitted that his client deserved bail as well as discharge in the case as neither of the three witnesses had been able to identify him.
The victim was abducted near Amar Colony in the Lajpat Nagar area and then taken to Alaknanda where she was sexually assaulted by the six accused.
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