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Court grants bail to BSP MLA accused of defacing public places

Last Updated: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 18:01

New Delhi: A Bahujan Samaj Party MLA, who had to spent a day in Tihar jail for defying summons seeking his appearance, was on Sunday granted bail by a Delhi court in a case lodged in 2008 for allegedly defacing public properties during his poll campaign.

"The accused is admitted to bail on furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 5,000," Metropolitan Magistrate Amitabh Rawat said.

Earlier, the court, in an unusual order, yesterday ordered the arrest of Surendra Kumar, a lawmaker who represents Gokalpuri Assembly seat here, as he failed to justify his non-appearance during last three hearings in the case.

Usually, the accused get bail in cases lodged under the West Bengal`s Prevention of Defacement of Property Act as the offences are bailable in nature.

However, the MLA incurred the wrath of the court as he appeared only after the issuance of the non-bailable warrant against him and also failed to give plausible reasons for his
non-appearance during earlier hearings.

A case under the provisions of the West Bengal`s Prevention of Defacement of Property Act was registered against the MLA at Harsh Vihar police station.

He is alleged to have pasted several posters during his campaign in 2008 Delhi Assembly elections.


First Published: Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 18:01

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