Bhopal: District and Session Court Bhind, issued an arrest warrant against general administration minister Lal Singh Arya for his alleged involvement in the murder of former Arrest warrant against minister Lal Singh Aryain 2009. The court, however, restrained police from arresting the minister till June 3. Jatav, then the MLA from Bhind, was killed during Lok Sabha election campaign on April 13, 2009. The MLA, who was campaigning for Congress candidate Bhagirath Prasad, was shot dead when he was returning from village Charata.
One of the eye witnesses had given the statement in court that he had seen and heard Arya prompting the accused to kill the MLA. The police had arrested eight persons in connection with the case but not Arya. Congress had raised the issue and demanded CBI inquiry. However, the CBI did not find anything against Arya and gave him a clean chit. The family members of the deceased MLA filed a case in the court. On Friday, an application under section 319 was presented before the court and the judge issued an arrest warrant against the minister. The court on minister’s appeal put stay on his arrest till June 3. The Congress was quick to pounce on the issue, leader of opposition Ajay Singh claimed that that court was convinced about minister’s involvement and thus have issued an arrest warrant against him. He demanded the minister to resign on moral grounds.
“In democratic practices the politician should resigned themselves if they are charged by the court, they should respect the court orders and should maintain the democratic values”. He added. The leader of opposition Ajay Singh demanded to remove the minister from post on moral ground. However, the BJP state unit chief and MP Nandkumar Singh Chauhan rejected Congress demand for Arya’s resignation claiming that the minister has no involvement in the case. We have full faith in judicial system and Arya will come out clean, he said adding that they will move High Court.