An Indore sessions court has refused to hear the bail plea of BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya who was arrested for thrashing a Municipal Corporation officer in Indore, on Tuesday. The case has been transferred to Bhopal's Special Court.
The Indore sessions court had declined bail after the lawyer representing the local civic body opposed it. Following that it ordered that the Bhopal's Special Court take up the case as it hears cases related to local representatives.
Owing to this the Vijayvargiya will have to spend another day in jail and only on Friday the Special Court in Bhopal can hear the matter on his bail.
On Wednesday, the MLA was caught going after a civic official with a bat and thrashing him. He also hurled abuses at him. The civic officials were in the district to bring down an illegal structure when Akash entered the scene and began the assault. When the police, who initially kept mum, intervened, Akash continued to assault the civic official, and even others joined in.
Akash Vijayvargiya was later arrested by the state's police. They have said that cases have been registered against him and others involved under the sections IPC 353 147, 148. Following his arrest, several joined in to protest the move. They have registered cases against 100 people, as per sources.
His father, well-known BJP leader and Bengal chief Kailash Vijayvargiya evaded questions from Republic Media Network on Akash's arrest. "I do not have any knowledge of this incident. I have no comment to make on this issue," the BJP leader said.
Earlier on Thursday, BJP MLA Leena Jain from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh was caught on camera threatening an official. She was upset over not being invited by the education officer to an event following which she issued threats of sacking him.