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Man sent to judicial custody for firing at cops
Mar 6, 2007 - 5:23:40 PM

Gurgaon, March 6 - Tejpal Jaitley, father of the two US-based girls who were allegedly kidnapped and found later in Mumbai, was produced in a city court here Tuesday for firing at policemen. He was sent to 14 days judicial custody.

Jaitley allegedly opened fire at a group of policemen, who went to deliver court summons to vacate the property he was illegally occupying in Beverley Apartments, MG Road. No one was injured in the firing Monday, police said.

Jaitley, a doctor by profession, was arrested on charges of attempt to murder.

He has been staying in Beverly Apartments for the past three years and has apparently not paid the rent amounting to Rs.1.2 million to the owner.

On Feb 25, Jaitley's daughters - Aditi and Ruchi - were thought to have been abducted from a prominent mall in Gurgaon. It later turned out that they had willingly flown to Mumbai with their brother Vipul.

Aditi, 20, and Ruchi, 10, live in New Jersey, US with their mother.

Jaitley was accused of having given false information about his daughters' abduction. He had told the police that the abductors forcefully drove away with the girls in a car and they could be taken to the US against their will.

'We are interrogating him at length after his dubious behaviour in both the cases,' said Sumit Kumar, deputy superintendent of police -.

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