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Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019

Haryana minister Manish Grover booked in booth capturing case

Action comes a day after a Rohtak court issued a contempt notice to Rohtak SP and SHO for ignoring orders to file case.

gurugram Updated: Jul 31, 2019 04:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Rohtak
Grover, along with 50-60 musclemen, captured a booth.
Grover, along with 50-60 musclemen, captured a booth. (HTFILE)

Police on Tuesday filed a first information report (FIR) against minister of state for cooperatives Manish Grover and his accomplice, history-sheeter Ramesh Lohar, for alleged booth capturing in Rohtak during the Lok Sabha elections.

Both the accused have been booked under Sections 120-B, 506, 511, 483, 420, 34, 188, 171-C, 171-F, 166-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 25 of the Arms Act.

The action comes a day after a local court issued a contempt notice to Rohtak superintendent of police (SP) Rahul Sharma and SHO Dilbag Singh for
not complying with the orders pertaining to the registration of the case.

While issuing the notice on Monday, the court of judicial magistrate first class Vivek had directed the police to register case within 24 hours.

District Bar Association president Lokender Singh Phogat had filed a complaint against Manish Grover and Ramesh Lohar on June 3 alleging booth capturing by them on the day of polling on May 12. He had alleged that the two of them had threatened him also.

“The minister, along with his personal staff and between 50 and 60 musclemen, was in a polling booth, trying to capture it,” he added in the complaint.

On June 3, the court had ordered registration of an FIR against the Haryana minister and Lohar. On July 24, additional sessions judge Ritu YK Behl had dismissed Rohtak police’s revision petition against the orders directing them to register an FIR against Grover. 

First Published: Jul 31, 2019 04:23 IST

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