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Ex-SHO of Mehatpur police station gets bail

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A court in Jalandhar today granted bail to the former SHO of station in Shahkot, who was arrested for allegedly assaulting and obstructing an on-duty on May 11.

"Parminder has been granted bail by the court in Jalandhar. We sought bail on the ground that he was not required for further questioning," Bajwa's said.

Bail application was filed a few days ago, the said.

Bajwa, who had registered an FIR against the candidate in an illegal mining case, was arrested for pushing and assaulting an during the frisking process at the court premises (in Jalandhar) thus preventing him from discharging his duty.

Bajwa had gone to the Jalandhar district court to seek security for himself as he had feared for his life.

He was booked under relevant sections of the 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) of the IPC and section 27 of the Arms Act.

Bajwa, who was the of Mehatpur police station at Shahkot, was later replaced by the

had described the arbitrary registration of the FIR by the SHO against the candidate as part of a political conspiracy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, May 29 2018. 18:40 IST