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Court orders police to produce accused in Asaram witness

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

A local has directed police to produce the main accused in the of a prime witness in the rape case against self-styled godman

Acting Chief Judicial Magistrate Jitender Kumar yesterday ordered police to produce Kartik Haldar in on August 21, said prosecutor Diwakar Sharma.

Haldar, who is alleged to have murdered Akhil Gupta (35) in the district on January 11, 2015, was arrested by the anti-squad (ATS) of from Raipur in March last year.

During interrogation, he is said to have confessed to being involved in the crime. Halder is currently lodged in an jail, said an officer of the crime branch, which is investigating the case.

"police is trying to get Halder's custody in Muzaffarnagar," the officer added.

has been in jail since August 2013 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old schoolgirl.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 16:59 IST