Plant 5 saplings, will cancel arrest order: Court tells rape accused

Updated on Mar 09, 2019 07:40 PM IST

The court’s order came after the accused submitted an application for the recall of a non-bailable arrest warrant. The court also directed that an affidavit be submitted in the court to ascertain compliance of the order.

In a first-of-its-kind order, a Ghaziabad court recalled its arrest warrant against a rape accused on the condition that he plant five saplings.(Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
In a first-of-its-kind order, a Ghaziabad court recalled its arrest warrant against a rape accused on the condition that he plant five saplings.(Abhinav Saha/Hindustan Times)
Ghaziabad | ByIndo Asian News Service

In a first-of-its-kind order, a court here recalled its arrest warrant on condition that the accused will plant five saplings, an official said on Saturday.

It also ordered submission of an affidavit regarding compliance of its order, said Rajiv Kumar, Additional District Government Counsellor (ADGC), Ghaziabad district.

The court of special judge (fast track) Rakesh Vashishtha had issued a non-bailable warrant against Raju alias Kallu, a resident of Loni, for not attending trial since last six months in a four-year-old case of kidnapping and rape of a minor.

The accused on Thursday submitted an application in the court seeking recall of the warrant after which the court ordered him to plant five saplings and submit an affidavit in the court to ascertain the compliance.

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