Phoolan Murder Accused Seeks Custody Parole

New Delhi
Phoolan Murder Accused Seeks Custody Parole
Sher Singh Rana, the prime accused in bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi murder case, today moved a Delhi court seeking custody parole to campaign for Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

Rana, who had filed his nomination from Jewar constituency in Gautam Budh Nagar district as a candidate of Rastravadi Pratap Sena, moved Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav's court for custody parole.

Rana had filed his nomination papers from Tihar Jail after the court rejected his plea for custody parole to do the same last month.

In his plea for custody parole from February 16 to 25, Rana relied on the January 30 order of a sessions court granting similar relief to mafia don-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari, facing MCOCA charges, for election campaigning in Mau and Gosi districts of Uttar Pradesh.

His plea will come up for the hearing next week.

Rana had allegedly shot dead Phoolan Devi outside her official residence at 44, Ashoka Road in central Delhi on July 25, 2001.

He had escaped from Tihar Jail in 2004 and had travelled to Afghanistan from where he brought back the remains of Prithviraj Chauhan, the last ruler of Ajmer.
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