J'Khand HC grants bail to BJP MLA in 10-year-old case

NewsDrum Desk
25 Jan 2023

Ranchi, Jan 25 (PTI) The Jharkhand High Court has granted bail to three-time Baghmara MLA Dhulu Mahto in a 10-year-old case of forcibly freeing a person from police custody.

The special MP/MLA court in Dhanbad had earlier upheld a lower court’s order of an 18-month jail sentence for the legislator and four others in the case.

The three-time BJP MLA from Baghmara assembly constituency has already served a term of four months behind bars.

The lower court had on October 9, 2019, held Mahto and his four associates guilty of obstructing government servants and freeing a person, arrested on extortion charges, forcibly from police custody.

The MLA’s lawyers had subsequently challenged the order in the high court. PTI CORR NAM RBT RBT

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