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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): An Additional District Judge has said that Damoh district police superintendent and his subordinates are putting pressure on him to influence his decision in the murder case of Congress leader Devendra Patel.

He also said that any untoward incident may occur in his life because of this in near future. Though ADJ RP Sonkar had stated this in an order issued on February 8, 2021, its copy was released on Tuesday.

The Congress politician’s murder case involves husband and close relatives of BSP MLA from Pathraia - Rambai Thakur. “The police are conspiring with the accused to malign me. I firmly believe that the police superintendent in collusion with subordinates can level false allegations against me and any untoward incident can happen with me,” RP Sonkar, second Additional District Judge of Hatta in Damoh district, stated in his order.

The ADJ further said, “In the light of aforesaid facts, the Damoh District and Sessions Judge is requested to transfer the hearing in the case to some other court.” He has written a letter to Damoh District and Sessions Judge in this connection.

The observations were made in the order by second ADJ while recording the police statement on the action taken in execution of arrest warrant issued for appearance of accused Govind Singh alias Rabbi (BSP MLA Rambai Thakur’s husband) in the court. When contacted, Ramabai refused to comment on it.

BSP MLA Ramabai Thakur
BSP MLA Ramabai Thakur

The background: Fifty-year-old Congress leader Devendra Chaurasia was murdered on March 15, 2019, in Hatta town of Damoh district over quitting BSP to join the then ruling Congress party.

The accused include Patharia BSP MLA Rambai Thakur’s husband Govind Singh alias Rabbi, brother Lokesh Patel, brother-in-law Chandu Singh, nephew Golu Singh and former Damoh district panchayat president Shivcharan Patel’s son Indrapal Patel.

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