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Disgraced former Madhya Pradesh Finance Minister Raghavji was on Tuesday (July 9) arrested from a flat found locked from outside here following sodomy allegations levelled against him by his domestic servant. Raghavji, 79, was produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate Sanjay Pandey who sent him to judicial custody till July 22 and taken to Central Jail. He told the court about his health problems after which the judge directed the jail authorities to ensure his proper medical care inside prison.
Raghavji's lawyer, Purshottam Panjwani, who moved his bail application in sessions judge Sushma Khosla's court, said it will be taken up for hearing tomorrow. After a CD purportedly featuring him surfaced last week and his domestic help filed a police complaint alleging that he was being sexually exploited by the minister, Raghavji was forced to resign as the state's finance minister on Friday. He was expelled from the BJP on Sunday.
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