Yashwant sent to jail in assault case

Sinha had admitted before the media on Monday that he had 'instructed' the women party supporters to tie up Jha with a rope.

By: Press Trust of India | Hazaribagh | Published:June 4, 2014 1:41 am

Senior BJP leader and former Union minister 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 on a Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB) official.

Judicial Magistrate R B Pal sent them to judicial custody for 14 days after Sinha and others refused to take bail. Sinha and the others were arrested on Monday after the JSEB’s Hazaribagh branch general manager Dhanesh Jha filed an FIR accusing them of tying him up with a rope during a demonstration over electricity crisis by the BJP’s district unit in Hazaribagh.

Sinha had admitted before the media on Monday that he had “instructed” the women party supporters to tie up Jha with a rope.

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