Odisha: Khurda MLA-Elect Prashant Jagdev Gets Interim Bail For 3 Days

Bhubaneswar: The district court here on Friday granted interim bail to Khurda MLA-elect Prashant Jagdev in connection with the EVM toppling case.

He has been granted bail for 3 days – June 9, 10, 11, and asked to surrender before the court on June 12.

“We had sought bail for a month over oath-taking ceremony on June 10, medical grounds and death of his nephew. But the court granted bail for just 3 days,” Jagdev’s lawyer told the media.

He added that they would move the Orissa High Court for extension of his bail and later, for regular bail.

Jagdev was arrested on May 26 for allegedly toppling an EVM and manhandling two polling personnel in booth no 114 of Kaunripatana under Bolagarh block under Bengunia Assembly constituency while polling was on during the third-round elections on May 25. In addition to Sections 131, 132, 135, 136 of Representation of People’s Act, he has also been charged under Sections 294 (use of abusive, humiliating or defamative words), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 354 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of the IPC.

He is currently lodged in Khurda jail.

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