To begin with, Uttar Pradesh minister Rakesh Sachan has been indicted of escaping from a courtroom in Kanpur after being sentenced in a 1991 Arms Act proceeding.
Meanwhile, the court on Saturday held Sachan culpable in a three decade old Arms Acts proceeding, after which he escaped from the courtroom without pledging bail pledges. The minister, however, has repudiated the passing from sight charge, declaring his proceedings were not listed for the closing judgement.
Moreover, Police Commissioner BP Jogdand said Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashok Kumar Singh has been asked to inquire into the charges levelled against the minister in a police complaint before an FIR is lodged. Sources said the minister is likely to appear before the court on Monday to seek bail.
UP minister Rakesh Sachan was charged in Arms act
Subsequently, speaking to PTI, Sachan retorted he will handle the issue as per convenience. He, however, expressed ignorance over whether or not he was held guilty in the Arms Acts case by the additional chief metropolitan magistrate-3 court on Saturday.
However, the minister retorted he will honour the court’s verdict whatever it may be. Sachan hit out at Akhilesh Yadav for targeting him over the issue, saying as long as he was with the Samajwadi Party he was a decent person.
UP minister was reportedly acquitted earlier
Moreover, the UP minister alleged that when Yadav was in power he had ordered withdrawal of all of Sachan’s cases but now the Samajwadi Party chief was targeting him for the very same cases. He advised the Samajwadi Party chief to verify the facts before making any statement. On Saturday night, the reader of the court submitted a complaint to the Kotwali Police Station against Sachan, said a senior police official.
In the first place, the complaint declared that the court’s Arms Act file related to minister Sachan was in his advocate’s possession when he took some papers, including the order sheet and the conviction order, and suddenly disappeared from the court, the official added.
In conclusion, prosecution officer Richa Gupta retorted Sachan departed from the courtroom soon after his sentence, when the court asked the defence attorney to make arguments over the allocation of the punishment