BOOKED FOR unlawful assembly and disobedience, Ludhiana MP Ravneet Singh Bittu was granted bail by a court here on Wednesday.
The Congress leader had been summoned by the court thrice earlier following which non-bailable warrants were issued against him by the district court, Chandigarh. After non-bailable warrants were issued, he appeared in court here on Wednesday morning. Bittu was granted bail on a surety bond of Rs 50,000. The prosecution will argue on the charges during the next hearing on October 21.
Meanwhile, Advocate Tarminder Singh, counsel for Bittu, said the court has issued non-bailable warrants against his client on September 7 as he had to perform his duty. He appeared in court and applied for bail following which the court granted him bail. There is no documentary evidence regarding orders under Section 144 CrPC for which he is facing trial, added Tarminder.
According to police reports, Bittu was booked by the Chandigarh Police in 2011 after he allegedly violated Section 144 CrPC imposed by the district magistrate and took out a procession along with 250 Youth Congress workers and gathered near gate 1 of PGI.
The case was registered on the complaint of Sub-Inspector Eram Rizvi on March 7, 2011, at the Sector 11 police station. According to the complaint, Bittu was briefed that Section 144 CrPC was imposed and he was not allowed to take out the procession. Bittu, however, allegedly violated the orders and was booked by the police under Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code.