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Babulal Nagar’s judicial custody extended till Nov.25

Mahim Pratap Singh
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Could not appear before the court because of poor health

Former Rajasthan Minister Babulal Nagar
Former Rajasthan Minister Babulal Nagar

A Central Bureau of Investigation court here extended rape-accused former Minister Babulal Nagar’s judicial custody till 25th November.

Mr. Nagar was arrested last month on charges of raping a 35-year-old woman.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CBI) Mahendra Kumar Mehta extended Mr. Nagar’s judicial custody on a request from the CBI that it required more time to investigate the charges against him.

Mr. Nagar, however, could not appear before the court because of poor health.

The CBI arrested Mr. Nagar on October 25 following intensive questioning. He was then remanded to the CBI custody for three days, and later sent to 14 days judicial custody.

The Rajasthan police had registered a case against Mr. Nagar in September after a woman accused him of raping her at his official residence on the pretext of giving her a job. The case was being investigated by the State CID (CB) before the CBI took over on October 9.

The Court also allowed provision of homemade food and medical facilities to Mr. Nagar while he was in judicial custody, in keeping with the Rajasthan Prisoner Rule 223, which allows certain concessions to an accused while still under trial.

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