ADM assault: Corporator surrenders, MLA still absconding

Varanasi: More than a month after allegedly assaulting an Additional District Magistrate, Samajwadi Party Corporator Manoj Rai Dhoopchandi on Wednesday surrendered before a local court and was granted interim bail.

The Corporator surrendered before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate B K Jaiswal and moved a bail application which was, however, rejected.

Later, a Sessions Court granted interim bail to him and fixed September 11 for further hearing on the matter.

Dhoopchandi was absconding since the alleged attack on the ADM (Protocol), Varanasi, on July 27.

Another key accused in the case, an SP MLA from Varanasi North, Abdul Samad Ansari, is still absconding.

Dhoopchandi and Ansari had allegedly assaulted the ADM at his office after he refused to issue a solvency certificate to a PWD contractor known to them.

Bureau Report