Jharkhand HC rejects anticipatory bail petition of JVMP MLA Pradip Yadav in sexual harassment case

The police probe against Pradip Yadav has found serious charges against him, so anticipatory bail cannot be granted, the bench said.

Published: 17th July 2019 12:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2019 12:35 AM   |  A+A-

Gavel

For representational purposes

By PTI

RANCHI: The Jharkhand High Court Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail petition of JVM(P) MLA Pradip Yadav in a sexual harassment case filed against him by a woman leader of the party.

Dismissing the petition, the bench of Justice Anil Kumar Choudhary observed that a political leader should behave in an orderly manner.

The police probe against Yadav has found serious charges against him, so anticipatory bail cannot be granted, the bench said.

The accuser, who is also an advocate, had on May 3 filed an FIR against Yadav with the Deoghar Women's Police Station, accusing him of sexual harassment in Deoghar during the Lok Sabha elections.

On June 13, Yadav was questioned by the police and his statement was recorded.

Yadav has already resigned from the post of JVM(P) principal general secretary on the instruction of party chief Babulal Marandi.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp