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Patna High Court cancels charge-sheet filed against rape-accused RJD legislator, orders to file afresh


PATNA: In a major reprieve to the jailed RJD lawmaker Raj Ballabh Yadav, the Patna High Court today termed as invalid the charge-sheet filed again him.

Yadav who is currently lodged in Biharsharif jail is accused of raping a minor girl.

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The court of acting chief justice Iqbal Ahmad Ansari also ordered for filing a fresh charge-sheet in the court after hearing both sides.

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The order has come as a major relief to Raj Ballabh as it comes just before the speedy trial of the case was to begin.

The charge-sheet had been filed against the accused in April this year about a month after he surrendered in the court.

The RJD has already suspended from his party for his misconduct.

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