Controversial UP politician moves Delhi HC

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New Delhi, Jan 3 (UNI) Controversial Uttar Pradesh politician Madan Gopal, alias Madan Bhaiyya, today moved the Delhi High Court, challenging the trial court's order framing charges against him for allegedly attempting to murder policemen in Ashok Hotel here eight years ago.

According to police, Madan Bhaiyya, who had met his three henchmen in the hotel over abduction of a Meerut-based businessman for ransom, had allegedly fired shots at the police personnel who tried to approach them.

Submitting before Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Madan Bhaiyya's counsel R N Mittal argued that there was no evidence against him in the case except recovery of a weapon- A.30 Mauser from his car.

According to the counsel, as the weapon was locked at the time of recovery, it did not make any case. Mittal pressed for the trial court's charge order to be set aside.

The Delhi High Court had twice refused to hear his petition earlier. The case is slated for hearing on January 17.

A dossier prepared by the Delhi Police labels Madan Bhaiyya the kingpin of abductions in western UP and Delhi. He is reported to have 27 criminal cases registered against him in Delhi and Ghaziabad.

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