Maid murder case: Court dismisses Jagriti’s bail plea

A today dismissed the interim bail plea of former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh's wife Jagriti Singh, an accused in a case relating to of their maid.

Additional Sessions Judge (ASJ) Lokesh Kumar Sharma dismissed the bail application which had contended that she needed to undergo surgery for her ailment and that she has only one kidney.

“The bail plea is dismissed,” the judge said.

Dhananjay and Jagriti were arrested on November 5, last year in connection with the death of their 35-year-old maid Rakhi Bhadra, a resident of West Bengal.

While Dhananjay was granted interim bail on October 30, Jagriti is lodged in Tihar Jail under judicial custody.

The court had earlier issued fresh notice to Tihar Jail Superintendent to depute some person for production of entire medical record from AIIMS pertaining to Jagriti on November 5.

The court had issued the notice after perusing the affidavit filed by AIIMS Medical Superintendent that the entire record was sent to jail authorities under whose custody she was produced.

But the jail doctors had earlier denied the availability of any medical record in their office, the court had noted.

The court had fixed November 22 for hearing arguments on framing of charges.

She was earlier taken to AIIMS by the jail authorities for a check-up.

The police had chargesheeted Jagriti for various offences punishable under IPC, including sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 344 (illegal confinement), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 201 (destruction of evidence).

Dhananjay was chargesheeted for various offences under IPC, including alleged destruction of evidence and abetting offences of murder and attempt to murder.

Bhadra’s body, with injury marks on her legs, chest and arms, was recovered from Dhananjay’s South Avenue residence here on the evening of November 4, last year.