Bhati murder case: DP Yadav surrenders, sent to judicial custody

 Controversial Uttar Pradesh politician and former MP DP Yadav, who was held guilty in the leader Mahendra Singh Bhati murder case of 1992, surrendered here on Monday.

Dehradun:  Controversial Uttar Pradesh politician and former MP DP Yadav, who was held guilty in the leader Mahendra Singh Bhati murder case of 1992, surrendered here on Monday.

Bhati was sent to judicial custody and would be presented before a special CBI court tomorrow when it will pronounce quantum of punishment. The court had pronounced them guilt on March 1.

Besides Yadav, Pal Singh, Karan Yadav  and Praneet Bhati were convicted in the case under sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code.

The CBI court had issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Yadav on March 1 but he had appeared in the court on medical grounds. The other three accused were present in the court and were sent to jail after judicial pronouncement.

Later on March 5, the CBI had raided Yadav’s residences in Ghaziabad in search of him but failed trace his location.

Mahendra Singh Bhati, who was an MLA from Ghaziabad’s Dadri area, was shot dead at Dadri railway crossing in December 1992.

The case was transferred to CBI court in Dehradun in the year 2000 on the direction of the Supreme  Court after doubts were expressed about a fair trial in the case in Uttar Pradesh where Yadav was an influential politician.

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