Ludhiana MP Ravneet Bittu gets bail, charges to be framed on next hearing
The matter dates back to 2011 when Bittu violated Section 144 of the CrPC imposed by district magistrate and took out a processionUpdated: Oct 11, 2017 13:52 IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
A local court granted bail to Ludhiana MP, Ravneet Singh Bittu, on Wednesday in a case of unlawful assembly. Non-bailable warrants were issued against him after he failed to appear in the court thrice.
The MP appeared in the court of judicial magistrate first class (JMIC), Rekha Chaudhary, on Wednesday morning, and furnished bail bonds worth 50,000. The argument for charges will take place on October 21 now.
The MP had repeatedly filed for exemption in the court, stating that he had to take part in an official meeting of MPs, and hence couldn’t make it for the hearing. Despite his counsel submitting an undertaking stating that he would be present during the hearing on August 16, the accused missed three hearings.
Bittu was booked under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The matter dates back to 2011 when Bittu violated Section 144 of the CrPC imposed by district magistrate and took out a procession. Bittu, along with 250 workers of Youth Congress, allegedly gathered near Gate No 1 of PGI and raised slogans.
He was booked on a complaint by sub-inspector Eram Rizvi at the Sector 11 police station, on March 7, 2011.
First Published: Oct 11, 2017 13:48 IST