BJP councillor Madhav Prasad acquitted in murder case, complaint found false

Supreme court

"Thus, I am of the view that he deserves to face the consequences of his wrongful acts," the court said.

The court directed that a complaint be made against Virender for offence punishable under Section 193 to 195 of the IPC (for giving false evidence).

Police had in April last year registered a case of murder against Prasad, Pinku and Anil on the basis of complaint made by Virender.

He had in a written complaint told the police that on April 10, Prasad had organised a meeting at Azadpur railway station to address voters prior to MCD polls on April 15. He had alleged that in the meeting some persons had said that Prasad had not done any work in his previous tenure, leading to quarrel between them and his supporters.

Virender also told police that during the quarrel, he saw accused Prasad and Anil catch hold of Jai Prakash and Pinku stabbed him twice in his chest with a knife.

However, during his deposition in the court, he said that he had made only those facts in the complaint which some public persons asked him to tell police.

Other star witnesses also did not support the prosecution case. The court also held that there was no circumstantial evidence to connect the accused to the crime.

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