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Police detain Rajasthan MLA on way to take oath

PTI  Jaipur, February 07, 2014
First Published: 11:58 IST(7/2/2014) | Last Updated: 12:01 IST(7/2/2014)

Newly-elected Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator from Dholpur BL Kushwaha, wanted in a chit fund fraud case, was detained by the police at the assembly in Jaipur when he had gone to take oath.

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Armed with an anticipatory bail from the Rajasthan high court, Kushwaha went to the assembly on Thursday to take an oath where the police was waiting to apprehend him.

"He was not arrested as he had interim bail," said a police officer, adding there was a warrant against Kushwaha in a chit fund fraud case.

Madhya Pradesh police has been looking for the MLA since January 21 for his alleged involvement in a chit fund fraud case.

Kushwaha did not appear in the first session of the assembly to take oath fearing police action. With the 60-day period to take oath about to get over, the MLA approached the Rajasthan high court on Thursday for anticipatory bail which was granted.

Earlier, a single bench of the Rajasthan high court granted him transit bail for a period of seven days to appear before the Madhya Pradesh high court.

In his application, Kushwaha sought bail to move the MP high court in the case. He also pleaded his liberty from arrest to enable him to take oath as member of 14th legislative assembly.

Kushwaha is likely to take oath in the speaker's chamber on Friday.

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