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MLA murder case: SC dismisses D P Yadav's plea for bail

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Friday dismissed a plea of controversial D P Yadav, serving life imprisonment in a murder case, seeking bail on medical grounds.

The apex court, however, directed the Dehradun Jail authorities to "take all steps" to ensure that his medical condition is taken care of.

Yadav, who was earlier granted interim bail to undergo a spinal surgery at the and in Ghaziabad, surrendered back to jail on December 6 last year after the procedure on the order of the apex court.

The fresh plea said Yadav has been facing post-operative complications and he be granted bail in view of the fact that even the jail authorities have suggested his treatment at All India Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

A bench headed by said it would not grant him the bail and rather ask the to expedite the hearing on his appeal against the conviction in the murder case.

"for the petitioner and perused the relevant material. We are not inclined to entertain this special leave petition. The same is, accordingly, dismissed.

"However, we direct the jail authorities to take all steps that may be required in accordance with law to ensure that the medical needs of the petitioner, alias D P Yadav, who is stated to be suffering from serious post-operative ailments, is adequately taken care of," the bench, also comprising justices and Sanjiv Khanna, said.

Yadav was awarded life imprisonment by a in Dehradun in 2015 for his role in the murder of Mahendra Singh Bhati, an MLA from Ghaziabad's Dadri area. The lawmaker was shot dead at Dadri railway crossing in December 1992.

Earlier, the apex court had extended the interim bail of Yadav and had asked him to surrender before Dehradun jail authorities on December 6 last year to serve the remainder of his life sentence.

Yadav's appeal against the 2015 trial court verdict is pending in the high court.

Besides Yadav, the trial court had also convicted Pal Singh, and for offences of murder, attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy of the IPC in the case.

The case was transferred to the in Dehradun in 2000 on the direction of the after doubts were expressed about a fair trial in the case in as Yadav was an in the state.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 20:21 IST
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