Delhi HC stays BSP MP’s bail in maid torture case

New Delhi, March 31: The Delhi High Court Monday stayed the two months interim bail granted to BSP parliamentarian Dhananjay Singh, accused for torturing his maid, on the plea of police seeking cancellation of his bail.

Justice Sunil Gaur stayed the bail granted to Singh who is still in jail in another case. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP cannot walk out of jail, as he has not been granted bail in a separate rape case in which he is facing trial.

Moving the high court, Delhi Police sought cancellation of Singh’s bail saying he is influential person and if released on bail, he would tamper with evidence and influence the witnesses.

Singh is accused in other case also and if released on bail, he will influence witnesses in other case too, said police. It also pointed out that the ground taken by Singh for his bail, that his father had recently undergone surgery, could not be verified.

The court issued notice to Singh through jail superintendent for April 21.

On March 22, the trial court granted two month interim bail to Singh on a personal bond of Rs.1 lakh and two sureties of the like amount.

Singh is an accused of destroying evidence to shield his wife, who was arrested for torturing her maid leading to her death. The sitting MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur, was charge sheeted Feb 1 along with his wife Jagriti for various offences, including destroying evidence and abetting murder and attempt to murder.

The BSP leader and his wife, a dental surgeon in a government hospital here, were arrested in November 2013 and are currently in judicial custody.

IANS