Sibu Soren in court for violating code of conduct

JMM president Sibu Soren appeared at a local court on Monday in connection with a case of violation of the model code of conduct in the 1999 general election.

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2012, 20:24 PM IST

Jamshedpur: JMM president Sibu Soren
appeared at a local court on Monday in connection with a case of
violation of the model code of conduct in the 1999 general
election.

Soren, chairman of NDA steering committee in Jharkhand,
appeared at the court of first class judicial magistrate S P
Thakur along with co-accused state Tribal Welfare and
Transport Minister Champai Soren and former minister Dulal
Bhuiyan.

He was among 400 accused and the next date of hearing
was fixed on January 25.

According to an FIR lodged with the police here Soren
and the two others along with their supporters had taken out a
procession and fired several rounds in the air while paying
homage to slained JMM president Nirmal Mahto ahead of the
polls.

PTI