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'Pappu Yadav can take part in trust vote'

delhi Updated: Jul 17, 2008 14:55 IST
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Controversial RJD MP Pappu Yadav, serving life sentence in Tihar jail in New Delhi, was on Thursday given permission by the Delhi High Court to participate in the trial of strength in the Lok Sabha on July 22.

Yadav has been convicted by the court on the charges of murdering CPI(M) MLA Ajit Sarkar on June 14, 1998.

Justice GS Gistani accepted Yadav's plea to allow him participate in the trust vote after his advocate contended that he had earlier been allowed by the court to cast his ballot in the Presidential and Vice-Presidential elections.

The Bench also directed the jail authorities to arrange proper security for the MP from Madhepura in Bihar.

Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav has been in Tihar jail since February 2005. He was sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in Ajit Sarkar murder case on February 14, this year.