DSK and his wife Hemanti were arrested from Delhi on February 17 and were remanded to police custody till February 23.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court refused to grant relief to Deepak Kulkarni, the founder of the DSK Group, who allegedly duped 2,500 investors of more than Rs 200 crore. The Pune Metropolitan Magistrate had sent Kulkarni to police custody till March 1. Kulkarni had challenged the order saying that while the police were seeking his custody, he was in the hospital and was not presented before the court. Hence, Kulkarni claimed that the police custody remand granted to him was illegal.
Justice Nitin Sambre said, “If the accused was not present before the court, but his lawyer was in the court and argued the matter against the police custody remand, therefore it doesn’t mean police custody remand had been given without informing him (DSK)”. The special public prosecutor opposed the petition and submitted judgements of the other high courts.
DSK and his wife Hemanti were arrested from Delhi on February 17 and were remanded to police custody till February 23. However, on the night he was arrested, Kulkarni complained of dizziness and fell unconscious in the police custody.
He was first moved to Sassoon hospital, and later was shifted to Deenanath hospital. On last Friday, he was produced before the medical board at Sassoon General Hospital where the doctors found him to be fit for interrogation.