Jabalpur, MP, Mar 20 : The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday stayed further hearings, in the Bhopal Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court, of a criminal case filed against Bharatiya Janata Party Spokesperson Sambit Patra prior to the 2018 Assembly elections.
Justice JP Gupta issued the ruling. On October 27, 2018; Patra held a press conference in MP Nagar locality. Though the scheduled timings were 1300-1500 hrs, he commenced it at 1230 hrs.
Construing this as violation of the Model Code of Conduct, Election Officer LL Ahirwar had a first information report registered. The lower court issued a bailable warrant against the politician but the latter moved the High Court against it. (UNI)