Patna HC allows jailed Bihar MLAs to vote in RS poll

Patna High Court today allowed the incarcerated ruling JD (U) Vijay Kumar Shukla and suspended party MLA Sunil Pandey to cast votes in the biennial elections to five Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar tomorrow.

Updated: Jun 16, 2010, 18:27 PM IST

Patna: Patna High Court today allowed
the incarcerated ruling JD (U) Vijay Kumar Shukla and
suspended party MLA Sunil Pandey to cast votes in the biennial
elections to five Rajya Sabha seats from Bihar tomorrow.

Justice Navin Sinha allowed their prayers for voting
after hearing their counsels.

The court asked the state police to take them to the
state assembly under full protection from Khudiram Bose jail
in Muzaffarpur and high-security Beur jail in Patna tomorrow.

Shukla, facing life imprisonment charge, was lodged in
Muzaffarpur jail in connection with the killing of former RJD
Minister Brij Bihari Prasad.

Suspended JD(U) MLA Pandey was also lodged in jail in
Patna in connection with a murder case.

PTI