New Delhi, July 24: The Delhi High court on Monday granted interim protection from being arrested to the in-laws of a flight attendant who allegedly committed suicide earlier this month.

The interim protection from arrest was granted by Justice Mukta Gupta to Sushma Singhvi and R S Singhvi, parents of Mayank Singhvi, for a period extending till the next date of hearing on August 2. Justice Gupta issued a notice to the Delhi Police based on a plea sought by the in-laws of the flight attendant for an anticipatory bail.

On July 20, a trial court refused to grant protection from arrest to Mayank’s parents since the deceased woman’s parents pressed that the allegations against Mayank’s parents were serious. The court also sought a report from the police regarding the case of Mayank Singhvi, who is in custody for allegedly playing a role in the death of his wife Anissia Batra.

Before Mayank was arrested, the cops at the Hauz Khas police station interrogated with him for at least an hour. Mayank is booked under IPC Section 304 B — dowry death. On July 13, Anissia Batra committed suicide by jumping off the terrace of her home in New Delhi.