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Evidence recording closed as ex-RJD MP fails to bring witness

In a setback to former RJD MP Pappu Yadav, a Delhi court has decided to close the recording of evidence after he failed to produce witnesses in his defence in a case lodged for filing a false affidavit in the Delhi HC in 1998.



New Delhi: In a setback to former RJD MP
Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, a Delhi court has decided to
close the recording of evidence after he failed to produce
witnesses in his defence in a case lodged for filing a false
affidavit in the Delhi High Court in 1998.

"Despite several opportunities, the accused has failed
to bring witnesses in his defence. Consequently, his right to
examine witnesses in his defence is closed," Additional Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Pandey said.

The court has fixed the matter for advancing of final
arguments on July 28, the next date of hearing.

The former MP from Madhepura in Bihar, who is serving
life imprisonment after being convicted for killing CPI(M)
leader Ajit Sarkar, had allegedly filed a false affidavit to
protect himself from a non-bailable warrant then issued
against him in connection with the murder case.

Yadav had approached the High Court against the issuance
of the arrest warrant by a court in Bihar.

Before being convicted in the MLA murder case, the
accused ex-MP was shifted from a jail in Patna to Tihar here
on the direction of the Supreme Court which had taken strong
exception to the special treatment meted out to him there.

Yadav, in his affidavit, had claimed he was a resident of
Delhi.

A case was instituted by the Delhi High Court registry
under relevant provisions of IPC dealing with furnishing of
false information in a judicial proceeding.

PTI

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