Shaktiman case: Uttarakhand BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi's bail petition rejected

Joshi is currently lodged at Shuddhowala jail in Dehradun.

Dehradun: A local court on Saturday rejected the bail plea of Uttarakhand BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi, who was sent to 14 days' judicial custody yesterday, for allegedly attacking police horse 'Shaktiman' during a protest march here.

Joshi's bail application was rejected by Judicial Magistrate Akram Ali, Defence Counsel R S Raghav said. Booked initially under Cruelty to Animals Act, several non-bailable sections of IPC were also slapped against the BJP MLA from Mussuorie in the course of investigations, he said. Non-bailable offences which Joshi has been charged with include stopping government officials from discharging their duties, he said.

Raghav said a bail petition on behalf of Joshi will be filed in the sessions court on Monday. Joshi is currently lodged at Shuddhowala jail here.

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