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SSP?s stance ?shocked? Lakshmi

IPS OFFICER Lakshmi Singh did not consume poison on Monday. It was, rather, the ?traumatising conduct? of SSP Lucknow Ashutosh Pandey that struck her unconscious.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2006 01:58 IST
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Hindustantimes
         

IPS OFFICER Lakshmi Singh did not consume poison on Monday. It was, rather, the “traumatising conduct” of SSP Lucknow Ashutosh Pandey that struck her unconscious.

Singh stated this here today in the court of the special chief judicial magistrate (CBI) and held the SSP responsible for her condition. She prayed the court to summon and punish Pandey for her defamation.

Her counsel, Anil Pratap Singh, submitted before the court that her marriage with Rajeshwar Singh was due on March 2. She was posted as superintendent of police Chitrakoot and had taken 20 days leave from February 25 for the wedding.

The counsel submitted that a team of policemen from Chennai forced their way into her house illegally, detained her brother, misbehaved with her mother and even took away some of the belongings.

He submitted that it was Pandey who spoke to the Press and made defamatory a statement saying that Lakshmi had relations with Nagaraj, the complainant, for the last three years. Pandey had alleged that Lakshmi had met Nagaraj several times and was in regular contact with him on the Internet.

Anil said this was a blatant lie and Pandey had no source to confirm the charges against Lakshmi Singh who belonged to a family with high moral values.

This behaviour was shocking Lakshmi who had invited Pandey to her wedding and the latter had even promised  to attend the marriage before going on to make this defamatory statement against her, said her defence lawyer.

The lawyer added that this was the reason Lakshmi was traumatized to the extent of being admitted to the hospital.

The court admitted the case today.

Amarmani’s plea: District Judge Shiv Charan Sharma rejected the application of Amar Mani Tripathi, an accused in the Madhumita murder case, here today for allowing him to attend the State Assembly session.