Additional sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma, who was scheduled to hear the arguments on the bail plea today, posted it for tomorrow as the investigation officer of the case could not appear before the court.
The court had earlier asked the Delhi Police to apprise it whether they have provided protection to the key witnesses in the murder case and had directed it to file a written submission in this regard.
Dhananjay, a sitting MP from Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh, had approached the court after his bail plea was dismissed on February 22 by the court on the ground that, being an influential person, he could intimidate the witnesses who are yet to be examined.
In his bail petition, Dhananjay had said that since the two key prosecution witnesses in the case had already been provided protection by police, there was no likelihood of him trying to intimidate them.
A magisterial court had dismissed the bail plea of Dhananjay on November 20 last year and directed police to provide protection to the principal witnesses till the time their statements were recorded.
Dhananjay was charged for various offences under IPC, including for alleged destruction of evidence and abetment of the offences of murder and attempt to murder.
Jagriti has been charged for offences under Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 344 (wrongfully confining for 10 or more days), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the IPC.
The couple were arrested on November 5 of last year in connection with the death of their 35-year-old maid Rakhi Bhadra, a resident of West Bengal. Dhananjay and Jagriti, a dental surgeon at a government hospital here, are lodged in jail in judicial custody.
The police, in its chargesheet, had alleged that Jagriti used to "mercilessly beat" her three domestic helps and "compelled" them to work by holding them captive.
Rakhi's body, with injury marks on her legs, chest and arms, was recovered from Dhananjay's South Avenue residence on the evening of November 4, 2013.