Sessions judge quashes lower court order against Sushma, MP CM
A Sessions court in Nasrullaganj town of the district today quashed the lower court order against leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and two others in the National Flag dishonour case.india Updated: Jan 05, 2012 21:22 IST
A Sessions court in Nasrullaganj town of the district on Thursday quashed the lower court order against leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, Madhya Pradesh chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan and two others in the National Flag dishonour case.
The lower court's order was quashed by the Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ) Vijay Malviya after hearing a revision petition filed by lawyer of Swaraj and others.
An arrest warrant was issued by the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Zafar Iqbal Ahmed on November 17 against the BJP leaders and two others for allegedly dishonouring National Flag during a programme in the district following a petition filed by a Congress leader.
Soon after the warrant was issued, a revision petition was filed in the ADJ's court which stayed the execution of the lower court's order.
On Thursday after hearing the arguments of the defence advocate, Rajesh Parashar, the court quashed the entire order of the JMFC.
A complaint of dishonouring of National Flag was filed against Swaraj, Chouhan, Sehore's then Collector Sandeep Yadav and one more person by the Congress leader Dwarka Prasad Jat following which the JMFC issued arrest warrant against them and directed them to appear in his court.
First Published: Jan 05, 2012 21:21 IST