BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, arrested for thrashing Municipal Corporation officer, granted bail

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 June 2019, 06:31 PM

BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, who was arrested for thrashing a Municipal Corporation officer with a cricket bat in Indore, has been granted bail by the Bhopal Special Court on Saturday, Akash, son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, on Friday moved the special court that handles cases against legislators seeking bail.

Additional Sessions Judge Suresh Singh asked Indore police to produce diaries of two cases for which Vijayvargiya has been booked: assault and a protest he had led.

The judge listed the bail application for hearing on Saturday, said government pleader P N Singh Rajput. On Thursday, the Indore sessions court refused to hear his bail plea saying it had no jurisdiction and he should approach the special court set up in Bhopal to hear the cases against MPs and MLAs.

On the order of the Supreme Court, special courts have been set up in several states for speedy hearing of cases against legislators.

Akash's lawyer Pushymitra Bargava said the bail application contended that the MLA was being framed up to malign his image.

The son of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya had assaulted municipal officer Dhirendra Singh Bais, 46, with a cricket bat in full public view on Wednesday while opposing demolition of a dilapidated house in Indore.

He was arrested and a magistrate's court sent him to judicial custody till July 11 after denying him bail. On Thursday, he was arrested in another case where he is accused of leading a protest on June 4 over power cuts without obtaining mandatory permissions. 

First Published: Saturday, June 29, 2019 06:06 PM
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