New Delhi, Feb 8 (PTI): The Delhi High Court today stayed the summons issued by the trial court against Congress MP Mahabal Mishra and his brother for their alleged role in the kidnapping and rape of a minor girl in 2006.
The relief came hours after a fast-track court in Dwarka issued fresh summons directing Mishra, West Delhi MP from and his family members, including his wife and daughter, to appear before it on February 18.
Mishra and his brother Hira Prasad Mishra had approached the High Court against the summons issued to them on February 4 and also sought stay of the proceedings in the trial court.
Justice G P Mittal issued a notice and sought a response of the Delhi Police to the plea challenging the issuance of summons to them.
The High Court also sought a response from the victim’s father who is complainant in the case.
The judge also called for the trial court records and posted the matter for hearing on April 9.