Former BJP Minister Madan Dilawar, who has been evading personal appearing before a court since 1995 in connection with an Arms Act case, was sent to judicial custody till March 3 by a local court in Baran district, police said on Friday.
Dilawar, Social Justice and Empowerment minister in the previous Raje government, is accused in a 1992 case under Sections 452 (house trespassing), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intend to provoke breach of the peace) of IPC and provision of Arms Act, lodged against him by a resident of Aton village in Baran district, Madan Lal Khateek Khateek, said Circle Inspector of Atru, Subhash Tondwal.
He complained of chest pain when taken to the Atru jail on Thursday and was first shifted to a government hospital in Baran district and then to that in Kota, the CI told PTI over telephone, adding that a local government doctor has recommended his hospitalisation.
Dilawar, also a strong Bajrang Dal leader, was to appear before the civil judge and judicial magistrate court on Janauary 7, but made submission of his absence on the pretext of his wife’s illness, the CI said.
On Thursday, when he appeared before the court, Magistrate Deepak Dubey sent him to judicial custody till March 3 next.
The CI also said when ever the court had summoned the former minister, he made some excuses for not appearing before it.