Sex CD case: SC stays trial against Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court stayed the ongoing criminal trial in the alleged sex CD case involving Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel as an accused.

Sex CD case: SC stays trial against Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer also issued a notice to Baghel. Tribune file

New Delhi, October 21

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the ongoing criminal trial in the alleged sex CD case involving Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupesh Baghel as an accused.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices SA Bobde and SA Nazeer also issued a notice to Baghel on a plea of probe agency CBI seeking transfer of the criminal case out of Chhattisgarh on grounds, including that the chief minister had been allegedly threatening the witnesses in the case.

The CBI had registered a case against Baghel in September 2018, then Chhattisgarh Congress president, on a complaint that he had allegedly tried to frame then state PWD minister and BJP leader Rajesh Munat in the fake sex CD case.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the CBI, said two prosecution witnesses had lodged complaints with the probe agency that they had been threatened at the behest of accused for giving statement against the chief minister in the case. PTI

Top Stories

Cabinet approves stimulus package, new definition for MSMEs

Cabinet approves stimulus package, new definition for MSMEs

Sanctions proposal to widen definition; okays two separate f...

Cabinet approves increase of MSP for 14 kharif crops

Cabinet approves increase of MSP for 14 kharif crops

Farmers to get at least 50% more than input cost, says Centr...

Haryana reports biggest spike yet, records 256 new cases

Haryana reports biggest spike yet, records 256 new cases

Gurugram accounts for more than half of new cases; Faridabad...

Power to get cheaper for domestic consumers in Punjab

Power to get cheaper for domestic consumers in Punjab

Tariff reduced by Rs 0.50 to Rs 0.25 per unit; 45 lakh to be...

Shops to remain open from 10 am to 8 pm in Chandigarh

Shops to remain open from 10 am to 8 pm in Chandigarh

Spas, massage centres, swimming pools to remain closed

Cities

View All