New Delhi: Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar sacked few days ago and arrested on rape charges, approached a Delhi court on Monday seeking a separate van for his production from jail to court apprehending threat to life from supporters of other political parties during transportation.
The request was filed before Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry who fixed the application for hearing on Tuesday when Kumar would be produced from jail on expiry of his 14-day judicial custody.
Advocate Pradeep Rana, representing the AAP MLA, claimed in the plea that it was a politically motivated case and some miscreants may try to harm Kumar in the jail van. “Since the inception of the present FIR, the matter has been in public eye and the applicant (Kumar) apprehends that being a politically motivated case, the supporters of other political parties or a miscreant might try to harm him. It said the MLA feared some untoward incident may occur at the time of his appearance before the court.”
While on the other hand,
The Supreme Court on Monday fined a cost of Rs 25,000 on Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain for failing to file an affidavit disclosing names of officials whom he had alleged of not cooperating in checking the menace of dengue and chikungunya in the national capital.