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Court rejects plea claiming threat to sacked AAP minister's life

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Sept 20: A Delhi court here on Tuesday rejected a plea — moved by a lawyer claiming to represent former Delhi Minister Sandeep Kumar — that alleged there was a threat to Kumar’s life and sought directions for installing CCTV cameras in the jail and videotaping of his court appearance. Special Judge Poom Chaudhry rejected the application of lawyer A.P. Singh after the former Minister told the court that he did not appoint Singh as his defence counsel and Singh took the sigture in the ‘vakalatma’ (form of authorisation to a lawyer to represent a client) claiming himself as an associate of his defence counsel Pradeep Ra. However, Singh denied the submission made by Kumar and said that the former AAP Minister willingly appointed him as his defence counsel. Meanwhile, the court extended the judicial custody of Kumar till October 4. Kumar’s wife Ritu and his lawyer Pradeep Ra on Friday denied Singh’s claim at a press conference here. (IANS)

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