Rathore's custody extended

Rathore's custody extended

A special CBI court on Monday extended judicial custody of former Rajasthan minister and BJP MLA Rajendra S Rathore till April 24 in the Dara Singh fake encounter case and reserved its ruling on taking cognisance of the charge-sheet against him.

Detailed  arguments for three hours were made by the BJP legislator's counsel before the CBI court here. Rathore also spoke with the permission of the court and alleged that he was falsely  implicatedin the case at the behest of the Congress government.

He claimed that he was not even remotely concerned with Dara Singh, who was allegedly killed by special operation group on the outskirts of Jaipur on October 23, 2006.

He said he is innocent and the court must do justice with him. Despite court’s order, he has not been given amenities like bed, bed-sheets, fan and homemade food, he added.

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