Charges framed against former Delhi HC judge

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New Delhi, May 24: A court on Saturday framed charges against former Delhi High Court judge Shameet Mukherjee and four others, including ex-Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Vice Chairman Subhash Sharma, in connection with a DDA land scam case.

Additional Sessions Judge I K Kochhar framed charges against Mukherjee, Sharma, and three others, under provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) dealing with criminal conspiracy and in various others under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA) for allegedly accepting undue benefits.

Besides Mukherjee and Sharma, personal secretary to former DDA V-C Ashok Kapoor, sacked Delhi Police constable Vinod Khatri and alleged middleman Dharambir Khattar have been ordered to be present in court for recording the prosecution evidence on May 26.

The former judge has been accused of allegedly giving an order favouring a co-accused, who had allegedly encroached DDA land and was involved in a legal battle with the land-owning agency.

ANI

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