Indore: District and sessions court’s verdict in sensational Kavita Raina murder case would be challenged in Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court. “Permission had been sought from legal department for filing an appeal on behalf of government in High Court. The permission has been granted,” said additional government prosecutor NA Mandloi.

“Now, the appeal will be made in High Court in the case,” he added. Kavita Raina went missing from her house in August 2015. Three days later, her mutilated body was found in a gunny bag near a nullah at Teen Imli Square. Nearly three months after the incident that rocked the city, police had arrested a shopkeeper Mahesh Bairagi in the case.

Nearly two-and-a-half-year after the killing, district and sessions court acquitted Bairagi citing lack of evidence. The court had pulled up police for botched investigation. Lately, a petition was filed in the High Court through Bairagi’s counsel Champalal Yadav. In the petition, the demand was made for investigation by CBI into the sensational killing.

Maulvi jailed for molestation

A maulvi was sent to jail for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl in Chandan Nagar area. According to Chandan Nagar police station in-charge Ravi Verma, the victim had lodged a complaint against madarsa maulvi Mohammad Sikandar Baig Ali (50) alleging that he molested her.

The accused was booked under Child Protection Act and was produced in the court of Savita Singh who sent him on judicial remand. The minor girl had come to her relatives in the city from Sonkuctch a week ago. She was admitted in madarsa last week. Molestation took place on Saturday, according to the complainant.

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