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Opposition Tears Into Prajapati After Reports of Rs 10 crore 'Deal' For Bail

The facts came to light after Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale had sought an inquiry into Prajapati's bail

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Updated:June 19, 2017, 1:52 PM IST
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Opposition Tears Into Prajapati After Reports of Rs 10 crore 'Deal' For Bail
File photo of Gayatri Prasad Prajapati
New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Gayatri Prajapati’s bail in a rape case has caused quite a political storm. With reports claiming that the leader bribed his way out to get bail, Congress leader Akhilesh Pratap Singh called for strict action against those “selling and buying justice”.

“The common man has a lot of faith in the judiciary. They consider it a place of justice. If justice is being bought and sold then those concerned, sitting in the judiciary or the bureaucracy, should immediately look into this and take necessary action,” said the Rudrapur MLA.

The Times of India reported that Prajapati’s bail was thanks to a conspiracy involving senior judges and a sum of Rs 10 crore changed hands.

The facts came to light after Allahabad High Court Chief Justice Dilip B Bhosale had sought an inquiry into Prajapati's bail. The probe revealed high-level corruption in posting of judges to sensitive courts which handle cases of heinous crimes such as rape and murder.

BJP spokesperson Shazia Ilmi also attacked the former UP minister and said that the citizens of India should question the judiciary if necessary.

“People don’t do it, but they should question the judiciary if necessary. The system is bent towards criminals or more specifically towards people with power and money. Unfortunately Prajapati is out on bail,” she said, before adding that it was a mockery of the judiciary and constitution.

Prajapati was arrested from Lucknow on March 15 after the Supreme Court’s directives and was sent to judicial custody. The SP leader had sought a Narco test soon after his arrest and denied the charges against him, calling them politically motivated.

An FIR was lodged on February 17 against the 49-year-old minister and six others for allegedly gang-raping a woman and attempting to rape her minor daughter.

The woman had said in her complaint that she was gang-raped from October 2014 to July 2016. When the accused tried to molest her daughter, she wrote a letter in October 2016 to the DGP demanding action.

A Look Out notice and a non-bailable warrant were issued against Prajapati, while his passport was also impounded. Airports across the country were alerted about the possibility of Prajapati trying to flee the country.
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