AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal convicted in abetment of suicide case of Delhi doctor

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS): A Delhi court on Wednesday convicted AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal in an abetment of suicide case linked to the death of a South Delhi-based doctor in 2020.

The order was pronounced by Special Judge MK Nagpal of the Rouse Avenue court.

In 2021, Additional Sessions Judge Geetanjali Goel had framed charges against Jarwal and his aide Kapil Nagar under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including abetment of suicide, criminal conspiracy, extortion, criminal intimidation, and common intention.


Another accused, Harish, was discharged from some of the charges but held liable for criminal intimidation.

The case stems from the suicide of 52-year-old Dr. Rajender Singh on April 18, 2020, with a purported suicide note implicating Jarwal and his associates for alleged harassment over the victim's water supply business. The note also accused Jarwal of extortion.

Outside the court premises, Jarwal’s counsel, Advocate Ravi Drall said, "After four years he (Jarwal) has been convicted. Many witnesses turned hostile during the trial, and of those who were cross-examined, their statements were disproved. Even after this, the court has convicted him. We have full faith in the judicial system and will challenge the decision in the High Court."

The court found sufficient evidence to establish that Jarwal and Nagar had extorted money from the deceased by threatening him and his family, thereby pushing him towards suicide.

Jarwal's defence had argued that the allegations were based on observations in the deceased's diary and lacked direct witness testimony.




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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 28 2024

    BJP has taken dependant agencies and judiciary into its stride to attack and overthrow elected govts. Surprisingly court still convicted the innocent where witnesses were against the charges. Ravana BJP in Ram’s clothing.

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  • Roshan, Mangaluru

    Wed, Feb 28 2024

    If this is a case that stood its ground taking into account suicide notes etc., Arnab Goswamy of then Times Now or today's Republic TV, should have also been in jail - right. There were not one but two individuals who worked on his interiors of his apartment, committed suicide and claimed the famed TV anchor didnt pay their dues for months and years, forcing them to take the extreeme step. This news was widely circulated years back. Luckily his tilt to BJP may have saved him probably.

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