Monday, November 12, 2012

Police have five days to question chemical attacker

IN CUSTODY: Jerrit John

Mateen Hafeez TNN


Mumbai: Jerrit John, who heads production house No Nonsense, was produced on Sunday before the Bhoiwada court, which remanded him in police custody till November16. He was arrested the previous day for attacking his physiotherapist exgirlfriend Aryanka Hozbetkar with a chemical. 

    “It was Aryanka who counselled and motivated me for filing a divorce application. I did so and sent my wife to Nagpur,” John told the police. “But Aryanka began avoiding me, refusing to take my calls and even backed out from the proposal to marry me. I was very angry over this.”  Confirming this, investigating officer Bharat Bhoite said, “We have to verify everything and are doing our investigation.” 

    The police said John told them that he wanted to deface and scare Hozbetkar.
“The chemical hurled at her is used to wash metals,” an officer said.   Seeking John’s custody, the police told the court that they required his custodial interrogation for verifying several pieces of information and recovering Hozbetkar’s stolen cellphone. They urged the court for John’s custody for the greatest extent of time. 

    At the Dadar police station, John, told TOI, “Do you know what the reality is? I will tell you.”
 
   But before he could elaborate, the policeman holding John took him to a police vehicle for taking him away to Mahim’s central lockup.  A police team also visited John’s No Nonsense office in Bandra and conducted a search. “On Monday, the team will go to Masjid Bunder, from where John bought the chemical he used in his attack,” an officer said. “We have to take the shopkeeper’s statement.”
 
 
The Times of India, November 12, 2012

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