Court sends Jignesh Mevani to one day judicial custody; will hear bail on Monday

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Kokrajhar,
Apr
24:

A
local
court
here
on
Sunday
sent
Gujarat
Independent
legislator
Jignesh
Mevani,
arrested
from
the
western
state
by
Assam
Police
on
Wednesday
for
a
purported
Tweet
against
the
prime
minister,
to
one-day
judicial
custody,
a
police
official
said.

The
hearing
in
his
case,
including
his
bail
petition,
will
be
taken
up
on
Monday,
he
added.

Additional
superintendent
of
police
of
Kokrajhar
Surjit
Singh
Panesar
told
reporters
here
that
the
court
of
the
Chief
Judicial
Magistrate
(CJM)
decided
to
remand
him
to
one
day
of
judicial
custody.

Mevani’s
three-day
police
custody
had
ended
on
Sunday,
after
which
he
was
produced
before
the
court
late
in
the
evening.

Panesar
also
said
Mevani
will
be
produced
again
at
the
court
on
Monday
morning
and
his
hearing
will
continue,
including
on
his
bail
petition.

Mevani,
seen
with
an
Assamese
gamocha
(traditional
towel)
around
his
neck,
was
taken
to
the
Kokrajhar
jail
from
the
residence
of
the
CJM,
where
the
hearing
was
held.

Mevani,
an
Independent
MLA
supported
by
the
Congress,
was
apprehended
from
Palanpur
town
in
Gujarat
on
Wednesday
night
after
a
First
Information
Report
(FIR)
under
various
sections
of
the
IPC
and
the
IT
Act
was
filed
in
Kokrajhar
Police
Station
over
his
purported
tweet
against
the
prime
minister.

According
to
the
FIR,
he
had
purportedly
posted
a
tweet,
claiming
Prime
Minister
Narendra
Modi
“considered
Godse
as
God”.

Mevani
was
flown
to
Guwahati
from
Gujarat
on
Thursday
morning
and
then
taken
to
Kokrajhar
by
road,
where
he
was
produced
at
the
chief
judicial
magistrate’s
court,
which
remanded
him
to
three
days’ police
custody.

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