//Charges framed against Punjab MLA in rape case

Charges framed against Punjab MLA in rape case

4 Nov, 2006 PTI

CHANDIGARH: A local court on Saturday framed charges against Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Gaganjit Singh Barnala in an alleged rape case, in which he was earlier granted bail.

Additional Sessions Judge, Ravi Kumar Sondhi, framed the charges against Barnala, son of Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, and fixed the next date of hearing on December 15.

"We did not oppose framing of the charges," the counsel for Barnala said.

Barnala, was present in the Court on Saturday. The MLA from Dhuri was arrested on August 12 after his maid charged him with raping her.