Former coal min surrendersbefore court, granted bail | Kanpur News – Times of


Kanpur: Former Union coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Friday surrendered before the special judge MP/ MLA court, Kanpur Nagar in a matter of violation of poll code of conduct and court granted him bail later after completion of legal formalities.
The special judge in his order observed to furnish personal bond of Rs 20,000 and two sureties of like amount for the satisfaction of the court. Jaiswal thereafter got the bail.
Jaiswal had contested the 2019 parliamentary election on the ticket of Congress party.
His followers and supporters had raised hoardings, banners and pasted posters at several places of the city and had hung more than one banner. The banners, hoardings and posters were more than the sanctioned limit, Jaiswal’s counsel Naresh Chandra Tripathi told TOI on Friday.
The Kotwali police had lodged a report against Jaiswal under section 177 (h) of violation of code of conduct and under section 188 IPC. The police after an investigation had filed chargesheet against him in the special MP/MLA court and the court took cognizance in the matter and issued warrant against him.
Tripathi stated that the former coal minister, as soon as came to know about the warrant, appeared before the court and surrendered. He was released on bail after court order and legal formalities, he added.


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