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Bail Petition of BJP MLA Joshi Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Police Horse 'Shaktiman' Rejected

Non-bailable offences which Joshi has been charged with include stopping government officials from discharging their duties.

Published: 19th March 2016 07:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th March 2016 07:22 PM   |  A+A-

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A policeman feeds Shaktimaan, the horse that was injured in a protest at police lines in Dehradun on Tuesday | PTI

By PTI

DEHRADUN: A local court today rejected the bail plea of Uttarakhand BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi, who was sent to 14 days' judicial custody yesterday, for allegedly attacking and fatally injuring police horse 'Shaktiman' during a protest mach here. 

Joshi's bail application was rejected by Judicial Magistrate Akram Ali, Defence Counsel R S Raghav said.

Booked initially under Cruelty to Animals Act, several non-bailable sections of IPC were also slapped against the BJP MLA from Mussuorie in the course of investigations, he said.  

Non-bailable offences which Joshi has been charged with include stopping government officials from discharging their duties, he said. 

Raghav said a bail petition on behalf of Joshi will be filed in the sessions court on Monday.

Joshi is currently lodged at Shuddhowala jail here.



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