Judge who granted bail to rape accused ex-UP minister suspended by HC

Judge who granted bail to rape accused ex-UP minister suspended by HC

Judge who granted bail to rape accused ex-UP minister suspended by HC

The judge, who had granted bail to the rape accused ex-UP minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Gayatri Prajapati, a few days back, has been suspended by the Allahabad high court.

Special judge of POCSO court Om Prakash Mishra was suspended a day before his retirement. Mishra was due to retire on Saturday.

Allahabad high court chief justice D.B.Bhosale said that the judge had shown ''haste'' in granting bail to Prajapati.

Sources said that Prajapati had filed the bail application on 24 April and the judge listed the matter for hearing the very next day. The government counsel had sought time for preparing a response but his prayer was rejected.

The high court had on Friday stayed the lower court's order granting him bail in the rape case. The court, while staying the lower court's order, listed the matter for further hearing after two weeks.

Prajapati was however not released as he was booked in two other cases. The government had moved the high court opposing the bail order.

The state government is also considering to slap the Gangster's Act on Prajapati and other accused persons, according to the sources.

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