BJP leader Yashwant Sinha sent to jail in JSEB official assault case

Sinha and 54 others were remanded in 14-day judicial custody after they refused to take bail.

By: Press Trust of India | Updated: June 3, 2014 2:39 pm
Sinha and others were arrested on Monday after JSEB's Hazaribagh branch General Manager Dhanesh Jha filed an FIR. (Source: PTI) Sinha and others were arrested on Monday after JSEB’s Hazaribagh branch General Manager Dhanesh Jha filed an FIR. (Source: PTI)

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha and 54 others were remanded in judicial custody by a local court on Tuesday after they refused to seek bail in a case of alleged assault of a Jharkhand State Electricity Board official.

Judicial Magistrate R B Pal sent them to judicial custody for 14 days after Sinha and others refused to take bail.

Sinha and others were arrested on Monday after JSEB’s Hazaribagh branch General Manager Dhanesh Jha filed an FIR,
accusing them of tying him up during a demonstration on electricity crisis by the BJP’s district unit here.

Sinha had admitted before the media yesterday that he had “instructed” the party’s women activists to tie up Jha using a rope.

“Yes, I asked them to tie the hands of the GM as women are the worst sufferers for not getting power. Their children’s education is also suffering,” Sinha had told reporters.

The Deputy SP had rescued Jha from the women.

Jha had said that the incident was “humiliating and insulting.”

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    Mahesh Sarin
    Jun 3, 2014 at 11:04 am
    American powers have decided to outsource math and IT to Indian students: mid-level jobs for a much cheaper price. When they fall through the cracks between employment on H-1b visas get arrested in Texas and cops say how do you Indians were great clothes when our kids ---well you need them !
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      Mahesh Sarin
      Jun 3, 2014 at 11:03 am
      Any evolution of the Relationship between this state and the centre has necessarily to be built on confidence and trust. The utterances of the leaders of the ruling party during the campaign have not reured, nor convinced the Kashmiris. The government has to tread carefully...
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        Mahesh Sarin
        Jun 3, 2014 at 11:03 am
        It was very interesting to read about article 370 learn about the pro and cons, personally I feel it should not have been implemented. Now to rectify it will need a lot mature thinking i hope the present government tread the path safely. Now all the dynastic politicians will get rattled.
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          Mahesh Sarin
          Jun 3, 2014 at 11:04 am
          Nobody can deny Indian culture is based on ‘Unity in Diversity’ hope you can recall these two words. The concept of Unity in Diversity is heart and soul of this country even this is very clear from our consution.
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            Mahesh Sarin
            Jun 3, 2014 at 11:04 am
            SC has ruling in an appeal in year 2009 Shabana Bano v. Imran Khan. Muslim women's can claim for the maintenance from husband under section 125 of the code of criminal procedure after the expiry of the period of iddat also, as long as they does not remarry. “The amount of maintenance to be awarded under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure cannot be restricted for the iddat period only.
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              Mahesh Sarin
              Jun 3, 2014 at 11:04 am
              The two Indian American kids who jointly won this year's spelling bee here were subjects of racist outrage across this so-called land of immigrants. "American spelling bee should be for Americans only" Indian students -- a vast majority -- would never say no to nothing'. American universities love them.
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                Mahesh Sarin
                Jun 3, 2014 at 11:03 am
                Then only can we think of erasing progressively discriminatory practices and sometimes bersome over protective mechanisms from the texts. Art 370 was to give confidence to the Kashmiris. It is also not a secret that the mive presence of our forces has put the Kashmiris in a peculiar situation of subordination which does not exist anywhere else in India.
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                  Mahesh Sarin
                  Jun 3, 2014 at 11:04 am
                  Why not 100% FDI in news media? Enough of these ullu banaoongi by India media. Why not read Indian editions of Washington Post or watch BBC? At least we will have the satisfaction of ullu banaooing by foreigners n will read more correct English n hear n watch better looking anchors. What more to expect from media in any case?!!
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                    Banaras Blues
                    Jun 3, 2014 at 10:45 am
                    If Kejriwal does something its drama.. if Bhajpai do something then they become HERO
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                      jay
                      Jun 4, 2014 at 6:48 am
                      so rule of the law works in our country.
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                        Krishnan Sriram
                        Jun 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm
                        This is shameful a veteran politician and ex finance minister taking up law in his hands and rendering mob justice. He could have taken a legal recourse if there are any basis for wrong doing by the official. Hope BJP doesn't interfere in this.
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                          Rabindra Nath Roy
                          Jun 3, 2014 at 11:11 am
                          Wah, what is it now? Kejriwal was doing nautanki and trying to get publicity, but these gentlemen of BJP are taking law into their hand and start doing nautanki. In fact Jaswant Sinha being a MP and a prominent former Ministerr in the centre, and his son also a just elected ,MP must have thought an official could be manhandled and he cannot dare to file a criminal suit. But now he is in jail for not taking bail. Jaswant Sinha must be thinking of himself very clever since it was he who manhandled and was asking all others to manhandle the JSEB officiaL He is sure to be punished under the law that would be the end of his Political career rather make it an issue that will get highlighted and he can avoid the main Criminal case. Is there any comparison with Kejriwal. What has Modi, PM to say?
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                            Sayed
                            Jun 5, 2014 at 7:24 am
                            One was not expecting such kind of goonda behaviour from a senior politician from BJP. The only good part of his, is that he accepted that he said that, if it is not done out of arrogance. Hope he will be released from jail because of his old age and learn how to behave. By the way I am just concerned that Hindu Rashtra Sena people should also be send to jail and given a suitable treatment in the similar fashion or not?
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                              vasantrao deshpande
                              Jun 3, 2014 at 12:10 pm
                              This could be the last resort when others fail. What people can do if they don't get the most essential things required daily in life. The wrongs or the rights people don't care once they lost temper. Who is going take steps against ministers when they fail in their duties.
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