HC notice to former BSP MP in rape case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 23, 2014 01:18 IST

The Delhi high court on Monday sought the response of former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh on the Delhi police’s plea seeking cancellation of his bail granted in a case relating to the murder of his maid.

Justice JR Midha issued the notice to Singh, asking him to respond to the plea by January 12. The plea alleged that the accused had violated the bail conditions imposed by the trial court.

The court notice was issued after the police moved a plea seeking cancellation of Singh’s bail. They claimed the accused had tried to influence the witnesses in the case, who are under police protection.

Dhananjay and his wife Jagriti Singh were arrested on November 5 last year in connection with the death of their 35-year-old maid Rakhi Bhadra. She was a resident of West Bengal.

Dhananjay was granted interim bail on October 30. Jagriti is lodged in Tihar jail under judicial custody.

The former BSP MP was chargesheeted for various offences under the IPC, including alleged destruction of evidence and abetting offences of murder and attempt to murder.

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