SC directs Pappu Yadav to file affidavit against delay in trial

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New Delhi, Sep 24 (UNI) The Supreme Court today directed RJD MP Rajesh Ranjan Yadav alias Pappu Yadav, facing trial in Ajit Sarkar murder case, to file an affidavit giving details of instances to show that the CBI is responsible for delay in trial.

Trade Union leader Ajit Sarkar was killed in broad daylight in Bihar in 1999.

A bench comprising Justices S B Sinha and H S Bedi adjourned till October 5 the hearing of the bail application of the controversial MP, who is presently lodged in Tihar Central Jail, New Delhi.

Earlier the CBI had blamed the petitioner for delaying the trial by filing frivolous applications.

However, the petitioner's counsel refuted the allegation and made counter-allegations against the CBI, alleging that it was the state, which was delaying the trial to keep the petitioner in jail.

Pappu Yadav, who was in jail in Bihar under the Supreme Court's orders, was tranferred to Tihar Jail, when he was found not only campaigning during the Assembly Elections, but also throwing parties for his party workers as well as gangsters close to him.

He was also transferred from Bihar to Delhi on the grounds that free and fair trial was not possible in the state of Bihar.

UNI

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