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Malerkotla Quran desecration case: Public prosecutor seeks more time, next hearing on July 7

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Mehrauli Naresh Yadav was booked by the Sangrur police after the alleged mastermind in the case, Vijay Kumar, told police that the MLA had allegedly offered him Rs 1 crore to burn the pages of holy Quran.

punjab Updated: May 26, 2017 09:16 IST
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AAP Delhi MLA Naresh Yadav in Sangrur on Thursday.(HT Photo)

The public prosecutor in last year’s Malerkotla Quran desecration case has asked for more time for prosecution sanction on Thursday.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Mehrauli Naresh Yadav was booked by the Sangrur police after the alleged mastermind in the case, Vijay Kumar, told police that the MLA had allegedly offered him Rs 1 crore to burn the pages of holy Quran.

On Tuesday, Yadav’s advocate Harpal Singh Cheema said the state has failed to give sanction under 196 and 197 CrPC. “Additional session judge KK Singla has given last opportunity to the public prosecutor for sanction,” he said.

“We demanded that Yadav’s laptop and mobile phone should be returned. The case will come up for hearing on July 7,” he added.