New Delhi: A Delhi court would record
evidence on October 16 against Bollywood actor and Congress MP
Raj Babbar in the case of pelting stones at policemen during a
protest march by his former party Samajwadi Party near the
Prime Minister`s residence here in 2000.
"The application seeking exemption from personal
appearance is allowed. Put up the matter for recording the
prosecution evidence on October 16," Metropolitan Magistrate
Pritam Singh said recently while adjourning the matter.
The court had earlier framed charges against Babbar under
IPC for "forming an unlawful assembly and restraining
complainant SI Mahender Singh and other policemen from
performing their duties by throwing stones at them."
Babbar, the then SP Lok Sabha MP from Agra, expelled SP
leader Amar Singh and MP Sarvraj Singh along with over 800
party activists had tried to stage a rally outside the
residence of the Prime Minister against water crisis in his
constituency, the chargesheet said.
"I plead not guilty and claim trial," Babbar, now a
Congress MP, had told and wished to contest the case.
The court had also framed similar charges against
Sarvraj Singh, who also preferred to contest the case.
Amar Singh was discharged from the case on February
19, 2004, by the Delhi High Court which had set aside the
lower court`s order of taking cognisance of the offence.
The leaders have been charged under IPC dealing with
rioting, hurt, assaulting policemen to deter them from