Withdrawal of prosecution against Dikshit opposed
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Last Updated: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 18:32
  
New Delhi: Delhi BJP leader Vijay Jolly Wednesday moved court here opposing city police decision to withdraw prosecution of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for allegedly violating election code during 2008 assembly polls here, claiming the step was taken under "pressure" from her.

In an application filed before Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar, Jolly said he may be allowed to intervene in the proceedings as one of the complainants and alleged that the Delhi Police has sought withdrawal of prosecution of Dikshit "under influence and pressure of accused".

Police have sought withdrawal of the case filed against Dikshit by then Samajwadi Party candidate Om Prakash for allegedly using loud speaker during election campaign without permission in 2008.

Jolly, who had contested the 2008 Assembly elections against Dikshit, said action should be taken against erring police officials who deliberately did not seize equipments allegedly used by Dikshit during the election campaign.

The magistrate, however, listed the application for March 5 before the concerned court as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM), before whom the case is pending, was on leave today.

Jolly's application said, "It is therefore prayed that the applicant (Jolly) may be allowed to intervene in the proceedings as one of the complainants and oppose the withdrawal of the said proceedings by the police and prosecution.

"And to take action against the erring police officials, who deliberately did not seize the illegal equipments at the time of its use."

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 18:32


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