Soumya Viswanathan death: SC stays order granting bail to accused

New Delhi [India], July 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the order granting bail to accused Ravi Kapoor in connection with journalist Soumya Viswanathandeath case. Ravi Kapoor was earlier granted bail by the Delhi High Court. Soumya was found shot dead in her car on September 30, 2008 in south Delhi while returning home after work at around 3.30 a.m. Kapoor is also a convict in a 2009 murder case of an IT executive Jigisha Ghosh. The court awarded life sentence to Ravi Kapoor. Jigisha (28) was working with the Hewitt Associate Pvt Ltd as an operations manager. She was abducted and killed on March 18, 2009 after she was dropped near her home in Vasant Vihar area of South Delhi by her official cab around 4 a.m. The court had framed charges against the accused under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Arms Act, dealing with murder, criminal conspiracy, abduction, robbery, forgery and using firearms. The recovery of the weapon allegedly used in the murder of Jigisha also led to the cracking of the Soumya murder case. (ANI)
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