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Bail to Uma in booklet case

india Updated: Aug 24, 2006 11:48 IST

BHARATIYA JANSHAKTI leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday presented herself in the court of Judicial Magistrate Dinesh Kumar Dangi and secured a bail in a case brought against her by advocate Sanjay Gupta. Minister for Commercial Tax Babulal Gaur and BJP MP Kailash Joshi are the two other accused in the case.

They were  already exempted by the court from personal appearance on hearings of the case. But, a bailable warrant was issued against Bharti after she failed to turn up in the court on last hearing.

The case relates to distribution of booklets by the BJP before the December 2003 State Assembly elections, which allegedly did not have the print line or name of the printer.

Advocate Harish Mehta submitted bail application on behalf of former chief minister under the Section 436 of the Cr PC. He argued that cognisance of the matter by the court under Section 3/12 of Press & Book Registration Act and Section 127 of Peoples’ Representation Act was not justified.

The plaintiff has brought the complaint due to political malice against the accused and had no other motive, he said. Following surety presented by Ramgopal Singh Rajput, the court granted bail to Uma Bharti.