Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Wednesday granted bail to a man who was arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly trying to drive into the residence of National Security Advisor (NSA) Mr. Ajit Doval.
The backdrop of the issue concerns an incident that took place in the morning of February 16, when a 43-year old man, identified as Shakti Dhar Reddy from Bengaluru, banged a red-colored SUV into the gate of NSA’s high-security bungalow.
He was immediately nabbed by the CISF personnel deployed at the residence of Mr. Doval and was later on, handed over to the Delhi Police or allegedly trying to enter into the residence of Mr. Doval’s residence.
Subsequently, an FIR was registered against him under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 and Section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984, and he had been in judicial custody since February 16.
Reddy was represented by Advocates Anubhav Tyagi, Kuldeep Jauhari, Karan Ahuja, Sagar Mehlawat and Hemant Kumar, who contended that the alleged banging of car into the NSA’s residence was merely an accident caused on account of the car being out of his control and that he has no reasons to injure anybody or to damage the property. It was further contended that nobody was injured in the instant case.
It was argued by the counsel that Reddy had no criminal antecedents and is no longer required for investigation.
Additional Public Prosecutor Ravindra Kumar submitted that during investigation, Reddy was not found to have any criminal antecedents and was rather appeared to be a “psycho”.
Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Kumar Jain granted him bail.