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Police oppose MP’s bail plea, say he incited wife to beat up help

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, November 28, 2013
First Published: 23:38 IST(28/11/2013) | Last Updated: 23:41 IST(28/11/2013)

The Delhi Police on Thursday opposed the bail plea of BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested along with his wife Jagriti Singh in connection with the murder of their maid, saying he had incited his spouse to beat up the servants.

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The police told a city court that although Dhananjay had filed a petition seeking divorce from his wife, he was in constant touch with her and did not disclose what Jagriti did to the maids.

“Dhananjay incited his wife to carry out the illegal activities of beating the maids,” additional public prosecutor Mukul Kumar told additional sessions judge Dharmesh Sharma.

The court concluded the hearing of arguments on the bail plea and reserved its order for Friday.

Dhananjay had moved the plea after he failed to get the relief from a magisterial court which had dismissed his bail petition, saying the allegations against him were “very serious” and he did not deserve any leniency due his previous conduct.

Metropolitan magistrate Gomati Manocha had dismissed his bail plea on November 20, observing that the accused in the case were “very powerful persons” while the victims were poor and vulnerable.

It had directed the police to provide protection to principal witnesses till the time their statements were recorded in the trial. 

Dhananjay and Jagriti were arrested on November 5 in connection with the death of their 35-year-old maid Rakhi Bhadra, a resident of West Bengal.

Dhananjay has moved court seeking bail, saying the magistrate had dismissed his petition without considering the facts of the case in an arbitrary manner, without applying a judicial mind.


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