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Sex CD row: Sacked Delhi minister seeks bail

PTI
Published Oct 25, 2016, 7:53 pm IST
Updated Oct 25, 2016, 7:53 pm IST
Pleading that Kumar be allowed to celebrate Diwali with his family, counsel said the case was based on a CD which cannot be tampered with.
Sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar. (Photo: Twitter)
 Sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar. (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi: Sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar, who was arrested on rape charges, on Tuesday approached a special court seeking bail on the ground that investigation in the case was complete.

The bail application was filed before Special Judge Poonam Chaudhry, who fixed it for hearing on Wednesday.

 

Kumar, in his plea filed through advocate Nitin Ahlawat, said he has been in custody for nearly two months and the probe in the case was also complete.

The counsel said that the MLA's conduct since the lodgingof FIR was good and "unquestionable" and he had himself surrendered before the police.

Pleading that Kumar be allowed to celebrate Diwali with his family, the counsel said the case was based on a CD which cannot be tampered with.

Kumar, who was arrested on September 3, is currently in judicial custody.

The court had earlier allowed his plea to be produced through video conferencing till filing of the charge sheet as he apprehended threat to life from his political opponents and other miscreants during transportation from jail to court.

 

Kumar was arrested after a woman had lodged a complaint at the Sultanpuri police station in North Delhi alleging sexual harassment by the former Social Welfare and Women and Child Development minister, following which a case was filed.

The woman had allegedly figured in an objectionable video with him. The MLA from Sultanpur Majra was sacked from AAP government and the party on August 31 after the CD surfaced. He had defended himself saying he had been targeted.

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