The hearing on the appeal filed in the Allahabad High Court against the acquittal of Ghosi MP Atul Rai on charges of rape has been postponed. Now the second division bench will hear the matter.
The criminal appeal of the state government was listed for hearing before a division bench of Justice Ashwini Kumar Mishra and Justice Shiv Shankar Prasad. But, this division bench, due to lack of jurisdiction in MPMLA cases, recused itself from hearing and ordered it to be produced before the competent court.
In the case, on August 6, 2022, the MPMLA Special Court Varanasi acquitted the MP for raping a girl student. The state government has challenged the same decision in the appeal.