Ghaziabad, March 9: In a rare order, a court in Ghaziabad district on Saturday revoked the arrest order of a rape accused after directing him to plant five tree saplings. The directive was issued by the single judge bench after the accused, in whose name a warrant was issued for not attending the trial, submitted an application seeking the withdrawal of arrest orders.
After agreeing to revoke the arrest warrant, the court ordered the submission of an affidavit regarding compliance of its sapling-planting directive, said Rajiv Kumar, Additional District Government Counsellor (ADGC), Ghaziabad district. Hyderabad Shocker: Minor Girl Stripped, Assaulted With Blade by 19-Year-Old Marijuana Addict.
The court of special judge (fast track) Rakesh Vashishtha had issued a non-bailable warrant against Raju alias Kallu, a resident of Loni, for not attending trial since last six months in a four-year-old case of kidnapping and rape of a minor.
The accused on Thursday submitted an application in the court seeking recall of the warrant after which the court ordered him to plant five saplings and submit an affidavit in the court to ascertain the compliance.
(With IANS inputs)