Shaktimaan Case: BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi Gets Bail

23/03/2016 8:46 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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DEHRADUN, INDIA - MARCH 14: Police horse Shaktimaan got his leg fracture after allegedly beaten by BJP MLA during a BJP rally at Vidhansabha, on March 14, 2016 in Dehradun, India. (Photo by Vinay Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

DEHRADUN -- A local court yesterday granted bail to BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi accused of attacking police horse Shaktimaan during a protest march recently which caused a national outrage.

District and Sessions judge Ramdutt Paliwal granted bail to Joshi on furnishing two bail bonds of Rs 25,000 each, his lawyer R S Raghav said.

Joshi's release on bail paves the way for him to vote in the state Assembly on 28 March when Harish Rawat government which has been asked by the Governor to go for a floor test.

The legislator has also been asked by the court to cooperate with the police in the ongoing investigations into the case.

Joshi was sent to 14 days' judicial custody in the case on 18 March. His bail petition had been rejected just a day later by the court of Judicial Magistrate Akram Ali.

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

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