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Case against Mahabal Mishra to be examined afresh

The Delhi High Court has asked a trial court to examine afresh a plea for prosecution of sitting Congress MP Mahabal Mishra and his family members.



New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked a
trial court here to examine afresh a plea for prosecution of
sitting Congress MP Mahabal Mishra and his family members for
their alleged roles in a kidnapping-cum-rape case of 2006.

The High Court`s order came on a plea by the father of an
alleged rape victim, seeking prosecution of Mishra and his
family members, alleging that his daughter was kidnapped and
raped by one Pradeep Sehrawat, an acquaintance of the MP, and
had been held captive by him at Mishra`s office for some days.

Justice M L Mehta asked the trial court to consider afresh
the plea of alleged victim`s father, setting aside the 2008
order of a magisterial court and the 2010 order of a sessions
court, which had dismissed his plea for want of evidence
against Mishra and his family members.

"I am of the view that miscarriage of justice has resulted
and that calls for invoking jurisdiction of this court under
Section 482 CrPC," Justice Mehta said, while allowing the plea
against Mishra and his family members.

The High Court set aside the orders of the sessions and
the magisterial courts saying they were "not based on proper
appreciation of the material available on record."

The rape case dated back to 2006, with the police already
having chargesheeted Sehrawat and his four other accomplices -
Devender, Sunil, Surendra and Satinder.

In a supplementary chargesheet filed later, the police had
also mentioned the names of Mishra and his various family
members in its column 2, meant for the suspects but having no
evidence against them.

According to the girl`s father, his daughter had been
confined at Mishra`s office and his brother`s house for some
days after being kidnapped in 2006 and that his family members
also sought to persuade her to marry the prime accused Pradeep
Sehrawat.

PTI

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