Bahujan Samaj Party MP Dhananjay Singh, who along with his wife are accused of murdering their maid, was on Saturday denied bail by a Delhi court.

Additional Sessions Judge Lokesh Kumar Sharma rejected Singh’s bail plea on the ground that there was apprehension of his tampering with the evidence if granted relief as he has already been accused of fiddling with the recording of CCTV at his residence.

Dhananjay and his wife Jagriti were arrested on November 5 in connection with the death of their 35-year-old maid Rakhi Bhadra, a resident of West Bengal. Dhananjay, who was already facing charges of murder and offences under the U.P. Gangsters Act, was arrested for allegedly destroying evidence, not informing the police about the maid’s death immediately and employing a juvenile as domestic help.

Jagriti was arrested under Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 344 (wrongful confinement) of the IPC and the Juvenile Justice Act.

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