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Delhi HC denies bail to woman who threatened differently-abled man

The Delhi High Court has refused to grant anticipatory bail to a woman, who allegedly demanded Rs 5 crore from a bedridden differently-abled man and threatened to kill him and kidnap his school-going daughters, noting that the allegations against her are serious in nature.A single judge of Justice Suresh Kumar Kait, while dismissing the anticipatory bail last week, said that the custodial interrogation of the accused is required for recovery of the mobile phone of the petitioner to establish whether she was on a conference call with co-accused Gauri Kant Dixit and complainant.The accused, Bharati Khanna, was booked under Sections 387 (putting person in fear to commit extortion), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (acts by several for common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).Khanna is accused of conspiring with Dixit, who called one Vijay Singh Chauhan, a resident of South Delhi s Neb Sarai area, on March 9 and asked for Rs 5 crore. They allegedly threatened to kill him and ..

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