BSP MP Dhananjay Singh denied bail in maid`s murder case

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013 - 15:45

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A court on Friday dismissed the bail plea of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Dhananjay Singh, accused of destroying evidence to shield his wife, arrested for torturing her maid leading to her death.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma rejected the bail application of the BSP leader.

The Delhi Police had on Thursday opposed the bail application, saying the MP had incited his spouse to carry out the "illegal activities" of beating the servants.
Police said: "They (Dhananjay and Jagriti) were directly in constant touch through calls and SMSes. Why they have filed a divorce petition?"

Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha had dismissed Dhananjay Singh`s bail plea on November 20. The court had also directed Delhi Police to provide protection to the witnesses.

Dhananjay Singh, claiming that case against him is politically motivated, has moved his bail plea in the sessions court. He has said that the magistrate while dismissing his bail had not considered the facts and circumstances of the case and acted in an arbitrary manner.

The MP, who represents the Jaunpur Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested and booked for destroying evidence and violating the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act.

His wife Jagriti was booked for murder, attempt to murder and for violating the Juvenile Justice Act.

First Published: Friday, November 29, 2013 - 09:27

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