Kaizad Gustad, two others appeal for bail for the third time
20th June 2004
By ApunKaChoice Bureau
A Sessions Court would on Monday hear the bail plea of incarcerated film director Kaizad Gustad and his two assistants who have been denied bail twice earlier in the case of accidental death of Pakistan-born British Director Nadia Khan.
The bail petitions would be heard by Judge Roshan Dalvi who has asked prosecution to file its say tomorrow.
Earlier, a magistrate had rejected twice the bail petitions of Gustad and his assistants Ashish Udeshi and Hadley D'mello on the ground that their release at this juncture would hamper probe.
They are facing the charge of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the case of Nadia who was knocked down by a speeding train at Mahalaxmi railway station during shooting of film "Mumbai Central" on May 25.
In a related development, Principal Judge R R Vachha yesterday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of C G Ashokan, stationmaster of Mahalaxmi railway station. He is likely to be arrested on the charges of failure to report Nadia's accidental death to police although he was on duty at the relevant time.
Judge Roshan Dalvi on Saturday adjourned the bail petitions to June 21 as prosecutor R V Kini sought time on the ground that case papers were not before the court and investigating officer was not present.
Lawyer of Nadia's UK-based family, Rajendra Shirodkar, said he would also address the court on June 21 and urged for time as he was expecting certain documents from London.