Jyoti murder case: Court to hear Doon MLA’s bail plea today

Claiming he is innocent, Chaudhary has opposed the arrest on the grounds that he has to meet the constitutional obligation of taking oath as an MLA. The MLAs of the newly elected Himachal Pradesh Assembly will be sworn in on January 8

The anticipatory bail application of newly elected Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary, an accused in the death of Hoshiarpur girl Jyoti Rani, is slated to come up for hearing in the district court on Wednesday.

Claiming he is innocent, Chaudhary has opposed the arrest on the grounds that he had to meet the constitutional obligation of taking oath as an MLA. The MLAs of the newly elected Himachal Pradesh Assembly will be sworn in on January 8.

Chaudhary's anticipatory bail plea is coming up for hearing in the court of additional district and sessions judge Sanjay Sandhir.

The MLA has denied the police charges of his involvement in the case and has told the court that he didn't know Jyoti or her father by the time he visited them at their family wedding, where he was taken by one of his friends.

Chaudhary has also said that he is ready to join the police investigation in the case. He claims that he didn't avoid the investigations deliberately as he was busy in elections and was now ready to join the police probe.

The application also mentions the statement of the father of deceased girl, Buti Ram, that the girl was killed by some unknown person.

The police proceedings in the case also mention that after the matter of the girl's death came to the notice of police, in charge police post, Sector 21, Kashmir Singh along with his subordinates reached the spot who found one woman's bag and a cloth bag at the site of the incident.

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