A DRDO scientist, who was arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell in connection with the December 9 Rohini Court blast, on Sunday made a suicide bid.

As per reports, arrested scientist, Bharat Bhushan Kataria, tried to consume some poisonous substance while he was in police custody, and has been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

Reports said his condition is said to be stable.

On December 9, a low-intensity blast ripped off inside courtroom number 102 of Rohini court complex at around 10.30 a.m. injuring one person present within the blast radius.

The police on Saturday said that Kataria, 47, planted the IED at a place where a lawyer was likely to sit inside the courtroom, as he was “highly frustrated due to the protracted legal battles which were causing problems in his career as well as prolonged mental harassment and monetary loss to him and his family”.

The probe revealed that Kataria and Advocate Vashistha were living in the same building till about 3 years ago.

They were having a long-standing dispute of over 10 years and had filed over a dozen civil and criminal cases against each other.

The Rohini Court has been in limelight for the past two months after two back-to-back attacks that have raised several questions on the security arrangements at the court premises.

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