Allahabad HC begins Hearing On Petition Challenging Acquittal Of Brijesh Singh In Murder Of Seven People
Prayagraj, October 21 (TNA) The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Friday started hearing on an appeal against former MLC Brijesh Singh acquitted in murder of seven people. During the hearing, the court took information from the petitioner's side regarding the incident and also looked at the decision of the trial court. Advocate Upendra Upadhyay said that the petitioner's husband, four sons and two brothers-in-law were murdered in the incident.
Brijesh Singh was acquitted, of murder of seven people in 1986 at Balua police station in Chandauli district, by the Varanasi district court. Petitioner Hiravati has filed an appeal in the High Court against the decision of the trial court.
The accused was absconding since the incident. In the year 2008, he was caught from Odisha. Later this case was tried in Varanasi court (Chandauli was in Varanasi at that time). In August 2018, the trial court acquitted Brijesh Singh. The petitioner has challenged this decision in the High Court.
The former bench, which had heard the case earlier, had transferred the case for hearing before another bench. After hearing both the sides, the court postponed the hearing of the case further.