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Buddha Garden rape case verdict deferred

IANS  New Delhi, August 07, 2009
First Published: 14:50 IST(7/8/2009) | Last Updated: 14:52 IST(7/8/2009)

A city court on Friday deferred the verdict in the sensational Buddha Jayanti Park gang rape case of 2003, in which four members of the President's Bodyguard are the accused, to Aug 13.

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On July 31, Additional Sessions Judge S.K. Sarvaria had deferred the verdict till Aug 7.

According to the prosecution, the victim had gone with her friend Ashish to the park near the Rashtrapati Bhavan Oct 6, 2003 and was raped by Harpreet and Satendra while Kuldeep and Manish kept guard.

However, the counsel for key accused Harpreet, had submitted before the court that "the accused have been framed in the case".

The accused had been booked under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code dealing with gang rape, kidnapping and robbery.


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