The Bhopal Court on Thursday issued a Bailable warrant against the BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra for the poll code violation. Patra who is an accused of violating the model code of conduct didn’t appear on the court despite a summon. After which Judicial Magistrate Prakash Kumar Uike issued a Bailable warrant against the BJP Spokesperson.
MP Police has already filed a charge sheet in the case against Sambit Patra. A Case was registered against Patra and others following the complaint by the Election Commission during recently concluded Madhya Pradesh State Polls. Co-accused BJP leader SS Uppal appeared in court and was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs 5,000.
The FIR initially does not have Patra’s name but later added after the report from returning officer.
Sambit Patra on October 27 held a press conference by the roadside in MP Nagar area in Bhopal, following which the Congress, which was then in the Opposition, filed a complaint of violation of the poll code with the Election Commission
EC officials said in the FIR that holding a press conference by blocking a road without due permissions was a violation of the poll code. Organizers of the press conference had sought permission to hold it between 1 pm and 3 pm but held it earlier at 12 noon, which too was a violation, the EC had said.