A particular court docket in Lucknow on Monday introduced charges towards former ministers Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Ram Achal Rajbhar and others in a case registered under the POCSO Act and the provisions of the IPC.
The case towards him was registered at Hazratganj Police Station in July 2016 for allegedly utilizing indecent language towards the daughter and mother-in-law of the present Uttar Pradesh Minister Swati Singh.
Singh’s husband, Daya Shankar Singh, is a prime BJP chief in the state. In addition to the former ministers, Special Judge PK Rai additionally introduced charges towards three different defendants: Mewalal Gautam, Naushad Ali and Athar Rao Singh. The decide set March 20 as the listening to date.
Siddiqui, at present the chief of Congress, had misplaced his seat as BSP MLC final 12 months for defecting to Congress greater than three years in the past. Mr. Rajbhar is a senior chief at BSP.
The case towards the duo had been introduced by Swati Singh’s mother-in-law, Tetra Devi.
The police had filed a cost sheet towards the defendant in accordance with articles of the Indian Penal Code and the Child Protection Against Sexual Offenses Act.
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