Charges Framed Against UP Minister in 29-Year-Old Road Rage Case

A court in Lucknow framed charges on Friday against UP minister in connection with a 29-year-old road rage case.

Lucknow: A court here framed charges today against Mohsin Raza alias Arshad, a minister in the BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh, in connection with a 29-year-old road rage case.

Additional chief judicial magistrate Nirbhay Prakash also framed charges against co-accused Akbar and fixed August 4 for the recording of evidence of the prosecution witnesses.

The accused were present in the court at the time of framing of charges.

A truck driver, Lallan, had lodged an FIR at the Wazirganj police station on August 4, 1989, alleging that the two accused had suddenly come in front of his truck and though no one was hurt, they had stopped his vehicle and assaulted and abused him.

The police had filed a charge sheet against the duo on August 4, 1990, under sections 323, 336, 504 and 506 of the IPC.

The court could not frame charges all these years as the accused were not appearing before it.