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Interim bail to Naraingarh MLA in abetment to suicide case

india Updated: Nov 07, 2013 18:21 IST

Additional district and session judge Amarjeet Singh on Thursday accepted the bail bonds furnished by chief parliamentary secretary and Naraingarh MLA Ram Krishan Gujar in an abetment to suicide case which was registered against him in June 2009.

The court has given him bail till January 9 next year which has been fixed as the next date of hearing.

The MLA was present in the court.

On October 21 the high court had stayed his arrest and had granted interim bail with direction to appear before the lower court for furnishing the bail bonds.

Also the court had given him exemption for personal appearance after his undertaking that he would appear on next date that was fixed for November 7.

It may be recalled that on September 18, the court had ordered his personal summoning for October 21 in an abetment to commit suicide case, which was registered against him and two others at Naraingarh police station.

Following the summoning orders, the MLA had moved anticipatory bail application which the Court had dismissed on October 19.

In his exemption application MLA had pleaded that he has moved an application in the high court for staying of proceedings against him which has been fixed for December 17.

Sources have informed that in his bail application, the MLA had pleaded that he was innocent and has been falsely implicated, adding that he had cooperated with the investigation and was given clean chit by the investigating agency.

A journalist Yash Pal Khanna had lodged a complaint on June 10, 2009 that his son Pankaj Khanna had committed suicide after he was tortured and harassed by two businessmen Ajit Aggarwal, Vijay Aggarwal and the MLA.

He had alleged that the suicide note which was recovered after his death had named all the three persons and had also made the statement in the civil hospital before shifting to PGI, where he died later.

He had alleged that his son was subjected to third degree torture and implicated in false cases.
Khanna had alleged that MLA was irked as his son, who was also a journalist, had written against MLA in a magazine.

After the death of the victim there were wide spread protests in Naraingarh following which all the three were made accused and were booked under section 306(abetment to suicide) and section 34 (common intension) of IPC.

Sources informed that after investigations, the police had given clean chit to Ram Krishan following which Yash Pal had moved the session court and the MLA was ordered to be made an accused.

They said against the orders, MLA had moved the HC court where his application was dismissed and later he moved the Supreme Court which had asked the lower court to examine his pleas, if any fresh evidence had surfaced.

Other accused Ajit and Vijay are already on bail.