- DRDO scientist accused in Rohini courtroom blast makes an attempt suicide in jail
- The accused, Bharat Bhushan Kataria (47), is present process therapy at AIIMS and is totally secure
- DRDO scientist allegedly planted an IED in tiffin field inside Rohini courtroom to kill his neighbour
A senior Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO) scientist who was arrested for “planting explosives” contained in the Rohini district courtroom allegedly tried suicide by consuming hand wash in a washroom in police custody, officers stated on Sunday. The accused, Bharat Bhushan Kataria (47), is present process therapy at AIIMS and is totally secure, they stated.
The DRDO scientist was arrested for allegedly planting an improvised explosive machine (IED) in a tiffin field contained in the Rohini courtroom on December 9 with an intention to kill his neighbour, who had filed a number of instances in opposition to him and was current on courtroom premises that day.
The accused was questioned by the Delhi Police’s Particular Cell on Friday and subsequently arrested on the identical day. He was in police custody since then and was being interrogated, the police stated.
On Saturday night time, he allegedly consumed liquid hand wash inside a washroom and was later discovered mendacity unconscious. When requested, he complained of vomiting and abdomen ache. He was rushed to Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital and referred to AIIMS from there, a senior police officer stated.
“When police personnel went to verify on him on the hospital, he informed them that he did not devour something. However we spoke to the medical doctors they usually stated he had consumed hand wash,” he stated.
“He’s being handled at AIIMS and is totally secure. All his vitals are regular. A senior physician can be checking on him tomorrow (Monday) and he’s anticipated to be discharged. He can be interrogated quickly,” the officer added.
The officer stated that the accused had ready himself prematurely on learn how to evade questioning in case he will get caught.
“He’s deceptive and manipulating the investigation group by evading questioning. He’s uncooperative and utilizing all that he has studied in regards to the system to keep away from interrogation,” he added.
The IED planted by Bharat Bhushan Kataria triggered a low-intensity explosion in courtroom quantity 102. Naib Courtroom head constable Rajeev was injured within the blast.
The IED was not correctly assembled resulting from which solely the detonator exploded, the police had stated.
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