Brijesh Singh discharged from J J Shoot out case

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Mumbai, Sept 22 (UNI) The designated TADA court today discharged underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's close aide Brijesh Singh for his involvement in the sensational J J shoot case of 1992.

While discharging him, TADA court Judge D U Mulla said in his order that the prosecution did not produce sufficient evidence against the accused and the confessional statement of the co-accused cannot be used against Singh, as he was facing a separate trial.

The court also agreed with the submission made by the defence that the entire action against Singh under the designated act was null and void, as no concrete evidence was available against him.

Singh was brought to Mumbai from the custody of Delhi police, after he was arrested in an extortion case on January 23 this year.

According to the prosecution, on September 12, 1992, Singh had allegedly fired at Shailesh Haldankar, a member of underworld don-turned-gangster Arun Gawli, while he was undergoing treatment at J J Hospital.

Earlier, co-accused Anil Sharma and Subhash Singh Thakur had named Singh in their confessions. Sharma was acquitted, while Thakur was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. Both the accused had denied before the court that they had voluntarily confessed.

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