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Court issues arrest warrant against MP minister, stays it

Press Trust of India  |  Bhind (MP) 

A special in Bhind today issued an arrest warrant against minister Lal Singh Arya in the 2009 case of Makhanlal Jatav, but stayed its execution till June 3.

The stayed the warrant against Minister of State for General Administration Department Arya shortly after issuing it, on a plea made by the minister's counsel soon after the issuance of warrant.

The had issued the warrant while admitting a plea under section 319 of the CrPC, made by slain MLA's son Ranveer Jatav for including the minister as an accused in the case, said Jatav's counsel Rampratap Singh.

After the issuance of the warrant, Arya's lawyer Avdhesh Singh Kushwaha filed a plea against the warrant urging the court to stay it.

Kushwaha said the special judge stayed the execution of order till June 3.

During elections campaign on April 13, 2009, 40-year-old Jatav from Gohad assembly seat was gunned down by his alleged political rivals soon after he had finished addressing a poll meeting in favour of a nominee in a village in Bhind district.

As many as eight people were named as accused in the Jatav case, but Arya's name had not figured in the list of the accused at that time.

The case was transferred to the CBI which is probing it.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 22:48 IST