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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani Arrested Again In New Case In Assam, Moments After Getting Bail In Another
Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani, who was arrested by Assam Police for a purported tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Monday was granted bail by a local court in Assam.
New Delhi: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani was re-arrested in a new case on Monday after he was granted bail by a local court in Assam in a separate case over a purported tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Assam Police had arrested Jignesh Mevani again in a new case registered against him at the Barpeta police station
In a statement, Assam Police said, “Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani arrested again in connection with a new case number 81/22, u/s 294/323/353/ 354, registered against him at the Barpeta police station.”
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“Barpeta Police re-arrested Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani in connection with another case, right after he was granted bail in the matter connected to his tweet,” Advocate Angshuman Bora, lawyer of Jignesh Mevani, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
This comes a day after Jignesh Mevani was sent to a one-day judicial custody on Sunday after his police custody of three days. His bail application was listed for hearing today (April 24).
Additional superintendent of police of Kokrajhar Surjit Singh Panesar told reporters in Guwahati that the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) decided to remand him to one day’s judicial custody. Mevani’s three day police custody had ended on Sunday, after which he was produced before the court late in the evening and arguments in the case continued for over two hours till around 9.30 pm.
Jignesh Mevani, an Independent MLA supported by the Congress, was arrested from Palanpur town in Gujarat last week after a First Information Report (FIR) under various sections of the IPC and the IT Act was filed in Kokrajhar Police Station over his purported tweet against the prime minister. According to the FIR, he had purportedly posted a tweet, claiming Prime Minister Narendra Modi “considered Godse as God”.
Jignesh Mevani was flown to Guwahati from Gujarat on Thursday morning and then taken to Kokrajhar by road, where he was produced at the chief judicial magistrate’s court, which remanded him to three days’ police custody.
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