Uttar Pradesh politician D P Yadav on Monday surrendered before the CBI special court in Dehradun and was later sent to jail. Earlier on March 1, the court had held four persons, including Yadav, guilty of murder. Yadav had not appeared in court on medical grounds when the verdict was pronounced.
The case pertains to the killing of MLA Mahendra Singh Bhatti in Ghaziabad’s Dadri area in 1992. “D P Yadav surrendered before the court on Monday morning. The court will pronounce the quantum of punishment on March 10. Yadav will be presented in court on Tuesday,” Yadav’s lawyer Rupendra Singh Bhandari told The Indian Express.
Bhatti was gunned down near Dadri railway station in 1992. The CBI, which took up the case in 1993, had submitted the chargesheet against eight accused persons. Four of the accused died during the pendency of the case, Bhandari said, adding that 41 witnesses were examined by the court.
Apart from Yadav, Karan Yadav, Pranit Bhati and Pal Singh have been held guilty in the case.