Corporal Death: Sambia Sent to Police Custody


Kolkata:  Sambia Sohrab, the prime accused in death of an Indian Air Force corporal during Republic Day rehearsals on Red Road, was on Sunday sent to 14-day police custody.

Sambia, who was booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which deals with punishment of murder, will remain under police custody till January 30.

Apart from Section 302, Sohrab was also booked under Sections 120(b), 307, 212 and 427 of the IPC. Sambia, the son of TMC leader Mohammad Sohrab, was arrested last night by the Kolkata Police while he was heading towards his in-laws’ house.

Last Wednesday, during a drill in the run-up to the Republic Day, an Audi charged into the cordoned-off area and when the corporal tried to stop the vehicle near the south gate of the Fort William, he was fatally run over by the speeding car.

Gaud was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead.