A Muzaffarnagar court has rejected a plea of Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw a nine-year-old criminal case against Samajwadi Party’s district president Rashid Siddiquiand a few others for their alleged involvement in a clash during the 2006 local body polls.
The court has again issued a non-bailable warrants against Siddiqui.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunder Lal rejected the plea filed by the prosecuting officer seeking withdrawl of the case against Siddiqui and others, and ruled that the application to withdraw the case was not maintainable when the accused have not appeared in court despite being issued warrants.
The court also issued a non-bailable warrant against Siddiqui’s nephew Zaffer Iqbal and asked the police to produce them before it on December 19. A non-bailable warrant was also earlier issued against Siddiqui and Iqbal in this connection.
According to prosecution sources, police had filed a chargesheet against four accused– Siddiqui, Iqbal and two others, under several sections of the IPC in connection with the clash that occurred in 2006 during the then local body elections.
( Source – PTI )