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Delhi court to hear regular bail plea of outgoing WFI chief at 4 pm

The judge reserved the order after hearing arguments from the counsel appearing for the accused, the prosecution as well as the complainants

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh

Press Trust of India New Delhi

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A Delhi court on Thursday reserved for later in the day the order on regular bail application of outgoing WFI chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh in a case of sexual harassment of women wrestlers.
The judge reserved the order after hearing arguments from the counsel appearing for the accused, the prosecution as well as the complainants.
Will pass order at 4 PM, the judge said.
During the hearing, the public prosecutor, representing Delhi Police, asked the court to try the accused as per law and impose certain conditions if relief was granted.
When the court asked the prosecutor if he was opposing the bail application, he said, I am neither opposing nor supporting.
Application should be dealt as per law and the order passed by the Supreme Court, he told the court.
The counsel, appearing for the complainants, opposed the application, saying the accused was very influential.
Bail should not be granted. If at all it is granted, strict conditions must be imposed. Witnesses have been approached from time to time, no threat though, he told the court.
The counsel for the accused told the court that he will abide by all conditions.
No threat etc. will take place. Law is very clear. He should be granted bail. I am undertaking to abide by conditions, the defence counsel told the court.
The Delhi Police had filed a charge sheet against the six-time MP on June 15 under sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment), 354D (stalking) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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First Published: Jul 20 2023 | 2:15 PM IST

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