UP Govt Withdraws Case against MLC After He Joined BJP
Earlier this year, the Yogi Adityanath govt passed a legislation withdrawing nearly 20,000 cases involving politicians.
The Uttar Pradesh government has reportedly ordered for a criminal case lodged against MLC Dinesh Pratap Singh to be withdrawn, seven months after he left the Congress to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
According to an Indian Express report, the case was lodged against Singh in Raebareli in 2013. Long with others, he staged a protest at the Digiya Bazaar crossing, blocking the Sultanpur-Raebareli Highway due to which movement of vehicles, including an ambulance was blocked and traffic was thrown out of gear, as per reports.
The Raebareli police filed a chargesheet against all 11 accused on the same charges in January 2016. Singh and the others were booked under IPC sections 145 (joining or continuing in unlawful assembly, knowing it has been commanded to disperse), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 283 (danger or obstruction in public way or line of navigation).
Singh joined the BJP on April 22, 2018.
Earlier this year, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government passed a legislation withdrawing nearly 20,000 cases involving politicians on the ground that they were politically motivated.