Madhya Pradesh BJP candidate arrested for flouting poll code, gets bail (Lead)

April 17th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Bhopal, April 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) candidate from Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur parliamentary constituency, Laxmi Narayan Pande, was arrested Friday for violating the poll code and later released on a personal bond of Rs.5,000.
Pande was arrested for violating the model code of conduct after he was found to have held an election meeting in the premises of a temple. He was presented in the court of Magistrate (First Class) A.A. Khan, where he was granted bail on a personal bond of Rs. 5,000, Mandsaur district’s Additional Superintendent of Police G.G. Pandey told IANS.

A case was filed against the BJP candidate April 12 by the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India’s (NSUI) regional vice chairperson Sheetal Chouhan.

The district returning officer directed sub-divisional officer S. Kochle to probe the matter, and the complaint was found to be true, the police official said.

Mandsaur is about 375 km from the state capital.

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