Lawyer who thrashed journalists granted anticipatory bail in cheating case

New Delhi: Lawyer Yashpal Singh - caught on camera thrashing journalists, JNU teachers and students at the Patiala House court complex here last week, was on Wednesday granted anticipatory bail by Delhi High Court in a separate case of cheating and forgery.

Justice Suresh Kait granted relief to Singh while asking him to furnish a bail bond of Rs 25,000 with one surety of the like amount.

The court also took into consideration that the parties have settled the matter among themselves.

Representational image. IBNLive

Representational image. IBNLive

The order came on an appeal filed by Singh against the trial court's 29 January decision, by which his anticipatory bail was rejected.

This matter relates to an FIR lodged by Delhi Police in 2014 against Singh for allegedly trying to sell off a dead woman's plot of land by propping up a woman accomplice as the owner.

The same was refuted by the lawyer, who claimed before the court that he is innocent.

The police has lodged a case of forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy on a complainant of Sudhir Kumar.

Singh was caught on camera beating journalists and JNU students and teachers along with his colleagues, after which he was arrested and granted bail yesterday from the police station itself.

PTI


Updated Date: Feb 24, 2016 18:53 PM

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