Samajwadi party leader sent to jail in 21-year-old case
Meerut: A local Samajwadi Party leader has been arrested on the orders of a local court in a 21-year-old case of destroying public properties here, police said on Tuesday.
He was yesterday arrested from a private hospital where he was admitted.
A case was registered against Mukesh Siddharth, a Samajwadi Party leader, on January 11, 1992 for allegedly blocking roads and destroying public properties in Kotwali, said district police.
The case was heard by a local court on January 25, 1992. Later the case came up for hearing on August 30, 2012. A warrant was then issued against Siddharth.
The accused leader, fearing arrest, got himself admitted at a private hospital.
Following which a fresh warrant was issued by police on November 20, 2012, against Siddharth.
The case will now come up for hearing on June 21.
A case will be filed against the private hospital if the accused is found guilty, said Assistant Superintendent Police, Deepak Kumar.
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