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Raja Bhaiya acquitted in two criminal cases

india Updated: Dec 21, 2006 14:37 IST
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Uttar Pradesh minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya and Samajwadi Party MP Akshay Pratap Singh have been acquitted by a district court in two cases of assault and attempt to murder registered in 1995 and 1996.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Naresh Kumar, who pronounced the verdict on Wednesday, acquitted Food and Civil Supplies Minister Singh and nine others for lack of evidence.

According to the prosecution, Raja Bhaiya and others had assaulted two persons — Govind Pandey and Brijesh Mishra — with the intention to kill.

The magistrate observed that the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond all reasonable doubt which led to their acquittal.