SC stays criminal trial against Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel in alleged sex CD case

The Supreme Court today
stayed the ongoing criminal
trial in the alleged sex CD
case involving Chhattisgarh
Chief Minister and senior
Congress leader Bhupesh
Baghel as an accused.

A bench comprising Chief
Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi
and justice SA Bobde and S
A Nazeer also issued a notice
to Baghel on a plea of CBI
seeking transfer of the
criminal case out of
Chhattisgarh on grounds
including that the Chief
Minister has been allegedly
threatening the witnesses in
the case.

Solicitor General Tushar
Mehta, appearing for the CBI
said that two prosecution
witnesses have lodged
complaints with the probe
agency that they have been
threatened at the behest of
accused for giving statement
against the chief minister in
the case.