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Judge threatened for acquitting Jogi'sson

Jun 08, 2007 12:12 AM IST India India

New Delhi: Special Court judge of Rajpur B L Tikde has been threatened for acquitting Amit Jogi, son of former chief minister of Chattisgarh, Ajit Jogi, in the case related to the murder of NCP treasurer Ram Avatar Jaggi.

The judge said that he had received an anonymous letter. A case has been registered under Section 307 IPC.
"Through a post card, Tidke was threatened with dire consequences for not convicting Amit Jogi in the Jaggi murder case," Raipur Deputy Inspector General of Police B S Maravi said.
The police has been asked to probe the matter, he said.
Tidke had acquitted Amit in the murder case on May 31.
Other 28 people were also acquitted in the case, out of which 19 were given life imprisonment.
Nine accused, including three police officers, were sentenced to five years' rigorous imprisonment and asked to pay a fine of Rs 1,000.
Jaggi was shot dead on June four, 2003 in the heart of the city when he was going to the party office.

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