Maid murder case: Dhananjay Singh granted bail

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 31, 2014 12:05 IST

A Delhi court will hear former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh’s wife’s bail plea exactly a day after she was arrested for allegedly murdering her domestic help Rakhi Bhadra with Dhananjay’s help. The court has granted regular bail to Dhanajay as he had not “misused” his interim bail in any manner.

The matter is now fixed for further hearing on November 22.

While directing that the Medical Superintendent of AIIMS file all of Jagriti Singh’s medical records before him by the next date, Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma fixed November 5 to hear her bail plea.

Jagriti, who has been lodged in Tihar Jail since her arrest on November 5 last year, had earlier approached the court asking for bail on health grounds.

The court had earlier also issued a notice to the Medical Superintendent to depute any officer to appear before it with medical records of Jagriti, who is seeking interim bail on health grounds.

According to Jagriti’s advocate, AIIMS has given a probable date of December 23 for the gall bladder surgery she is claiming she needs interim bail for.

In her bail application, she is said to be suffering from severe gall bladder stones, a condition that’s particularly dangerous to her as she she has only one kidney.

Dhananjay and Jagriti were arrested on November 5, last year in connection with the death of their 35-year-old domestic help Rakhi Bhadra, whose dead body was found a day before the arrest with bruises and marks all over it.

According to the cops, Jagriti would mercilessly beat her domestic help with wooden sticks, steel horns and would also burn them with an iron press. Dhananjay is accused of helping his wife cover up the beatings and the murder. He is currently out on bail.

However, the FSL has recently provided the court with a report which says that no trace DNA – Rakhi’s or Jagriti’s -- was recovered from any of these alleged weapons.

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