Minister accused of running away from court gave clarification

New Delhi. Rakesh Sachan, a minister in the Uttar Pradesh government, accused of escaping from a Kanpur court, gave a clarification on Sunday. He said that they did not run away and this can be ascertained from the CCTV footage installed in the court. He also denied that he had been sentenced and had taken away the sentencing order paper with him. Significantly, Rakesh Sachan has been convicted in a three-decade-old case of the Arms Act.

Giving clarification on Sunday, he said – you can talk as much as you want, but you will check the CCTV footage installed in the court room and the premises, will you not? If I ran, everything would have been recorded, would it not? nothing of the sort. A Kanpur court on Saturday convicted Uttar Pradesh minister Rakesh Sachan in a three-decade-old Arms Act case, following which the minister was accused of disappearing from the courtroom without furnishing bail. However, the minister denied the allegation of missing, claiming that his case was not listed for final decision.

Prosecution officer Richa Gupta said when the court asked the defense counsel to argue on the quantum of punishment, Sachan left the courtroom immediately after his conviction. He said that Sachan left without bail bond and an FIR would be registered against him in this regard. It is being told that after the advice of senior judicial officers, it was decided to register an FIR against him.

Later, talking to media persons in Kanpur Dehat district, Sachan denied the allegation of secretly leaving the courtroom. He admitted that he had gone to court for some work. The minister claimed that his case was not listed for final decision. He said that his lawyer has given him an application for exemption from personal appearance. The minister said that they will respect the court’s decision, whatever it may be.

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