Arrested BSP MP sent to 14 days judicial custody
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Last Updated: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 00:10
Jaunpur: BSP MP Dhananjay Singh, who was arrested in connection with a double murder case, was on Monday remanded in 14 days' judicial custody by a local court which also rejected his plea seeking permission to attend the ongoing session of Parliament.

"Dhananjay was produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Ashraf Ansari, who send him to judicial custody for 14 days and fixed December 23 as the next date of hearing," the prosecution said.

He was arrested from Lucknow yesterday in connection with a double murder in Kerakat area of Jaunpur district in which a contractor Sanjay Nishad and tea vendor Nandlal were shot dead on April 1 last year.

During court proceeding, the MP while referring to parliamentary rules contested that he was arrested without informing the speaker.

He also raised objection over transfer of double murder case to Gorakhpur unit of CB-CID from Varanasi unit.

Singh requested the court to allow him to attend the ongoing session of the parliament in judicial custody, which was turned down by the court.

Later, while being taken to jail the MP accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of attempting to malign his image by implicating him in false cases.

Singh said he was ready to undergo any scientific test for the truth to come to light.

Dhananjay, was suspended from BSP on September 24 on charges of anti-party activities but his suspension was revoked a few days before the winter session of UP Assembly in November.


First Published: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 00:10

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