Rathore gets 2 days' reprieve

Rathore gets 2 days' reprieve

Former BJP minister and party chief whip in the Assembly Rajendra Rathore, who was asked to surrender in the lower court in the Dara fake encounter case, has got a two-day reprieve.

The lower court hearing CBI plea to issue arrest warrant against him has posted the hearing in the case to October 31.

The CBI complained that despite the high court order for his surrender he has not yet surrendered.  So the investigation agency has asked the lower court to issue an arrest warrant  against the BJP leader.

The  HC on Friday had asked  Rajendra Singh Rathore to surrender before a trial court. The court had set  aside the lower court’s order which had discharged him in the case citing lack of evidence.

Discharged earlier

The district and sessions judge P C Jain on May 31 had discharged the former minister in the case where CBI had produced him as the main accused and conspirator.

According to the charge sheet filed by the CBI, Dara Singh was allegedly detained illegally by officials of a Special Operations Group (SOG), who took him to an isolated place near Amber and killed him in a fake encounter.