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Ex-Raj minister Babulal Nagar sent to 14-day judicial custody

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 16:04

Zee Media Bureau

Jaipur: A court here on Tuesday sent former Rajasthan minister of state for dairy and rural industries Babulal Nagar to judicial custody till November 12.

Nagar was arrested on October 25 on charges of rape.

Nagar was produced before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Mahendra Kumar, who remanded him to the judicial custody.

The CJM court, however, accepted his counsel`s request for security in jail and home-cooked food.

Nagar, 53, resigned from the state Cabinet two days after the FIR was registered on September 17.
He was called to a government circuit house for questioning by the CBI on October 25. He was interrogated for seven hours and arrested after he could not give satisfactory answers to some questions, said a source close to the investigation agency.

In her police complaint, the 35-year-old married woman alleged that Nagar called her to his official residence on September 11 on the pretext of giving her a government job and raped her.

Nagar, who represents Dudu constituency in Jaipur district, is the sole party legislator to face such charges.

Two other legislators of the ruling Congress, Malkhan Singh and Mahipal Maderna, were suspended in December 2011 following allegations of their involvement in sexual exploitation and murder of government nurse Bhanwari Devi.

(With IANS inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 12:51
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