BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, arrested for assaulting a civic official in Indore with a cricket bat, was granted bail on Saturday by a Special court in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
Akash, son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, assaulted municipal officer Dhirendra Singh Bais (46) with a cricket bat in full public view on Wednesday while opposing demolition of a dilapidated house in Indore. He was arrested and a magistrate's court sent him to judicial custody till July 11 after denying him bail.
On Thursday, he was arrested in another case where he is accused of leading a protest on June 4 over power cuts without obtaining mandatory permissions. He has been granted bail in both the cases on a total cash bail of Rs 70,000.
Akash on Friday had moved a special court that handles cases against legislators seeking bail. Additional Sessions Judge Suresh Singh had asked Indore police to produce diaries of two cases for which Vijayvargiya has been booked: assault and a protest he had led. The judge had then listed the bail application for hearing on Saturday, said government pleader P N Singh Rajput.
On Thursday, the Indore sessions court refused to hear his bail plea saying it had no jurisdiction and he should approach the special court set up in Bhopal to hear the cases against MPs and MLAs.