New Delhi: BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, arrested along with his wife in connection with the murder of their maid, was Tuesday denied interim bail for attending the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament by a Delhi court.
Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash dismissed the plea of Dhananjay, an MP from Jaunpur seat of Uttar Pradesh.
The MP had moved the court seeking interim bail to attend the ongoing Session of Parliament which is scheduled to conclude on December 20.
Dhananjay and his wife Jagriti Singh, a dental surgeon at the R M L Hospital here, are in Tihar jail.
They were arrested on November 5 in connection with the death of their 35-year-old maid Rakhi Bhadra, a resident of West Bengal.
Jagriti was arrested under sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 344 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code and Juvenile Justice Act.
The MP, who also faces charges of murder and offences under the UP Gangsters Act, was arrested for allegedly destroying evidence, not informing police about the maid`s death immediately and employing a juvenile as domestic help.
Earlier, Metropolitan Magistrate Manocha had dismissed Dhananjay`s bail plea on November 20, saying that allegations against him were "very serious" and he does not deserve any leniency due his "previous conduct".
Dhananjay had later moved a bail plea before a sessions court but his application was dismissed by Additional Sessions Judge, who observed that he had "actively participated" in atrocities which aggravated the miseries of his domestic helps.