Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, wanted by the UK authorities for his alleged involvement in the rape and murder of British teenager Hannah Foster, on Wednesday moved a bail application before a Delhi court The application has been filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Kamini Lau through his counsel Charanjit Singh Bakshi, the same court which is enquiring into the extradition proceedings against Kohli.
According to the bail application, the post-mortem report of deceased Hannah Foster, cited by Kohli’s counsel as an "extremely vital document", nowhere indicates that she was raped, which is allegedly the motive of the murder.
Kohli has also challenged the DNA analysis, which as done in the present case (on the basis of "Likelihood Ratio") is not conclusive evidence in medical science.
Bakshi said, "Kohli has also disputed that he ever evaded the law, as he had already planned to visit India to attend to his mother who had met with an accident, much before the incident."
Kohli had escaped from England on March 16, 2003, two days after 17-year-old Foster’s body was found. He was brought to Delhi from Chandigarh where he was lodged after his arrest on July 15, 2004 from Kalimpong.