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Maid murder: court rejects BSP MP's bail plea

A Delhi court on Friday rejected the bail application filed by BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested along with his wife Jagriti Singh in connection with the murder of their maid, on the grounds that he had “actively participated” in atrocities that aggravated the miseries of his domestic helps.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2013 23:42 IST
HT Correspondent

A Delhi court on Friday rejected the bail application filed by BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested along with his wife Jagriti Singh in connection with the murder of their maid, on the grounds that he had “actively participated” in atrocities that aggravated the miseries of his domestic helps.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma dismissed his plea after considering Delhi police’s contention that the MP might influence the witness and tamper with evidence if released on bail at this stage.

Singh not only failed to prevent his dentist wife from mercilessly beating the domestic helps but also encouraged and shielded her, the court remarked.

The judge said the details of investigation prima facie revealed that Dhananjay himself participated in the acts of torturing his domestic helps whenever they dared to complain against his wife.

It took note of Dhananjay’s previous involvement in 31 cases of heinous crimes. The court, considering the investigation, said the BSP MP was “reasonably connected” with the crime and had tampered with evidence.

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

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.

Both are currently in jail under judicial custody. Dhananjay was recently arrested by Delhi Police for allegedly raping a 42-year-old woman.