Imphal: A special court of Manipur has issued a bailable arrest warrant against senior BJP leader and MLA Thongam Biswajit and his wife, Junreiwon “for wilfully not appearing before court” here on Tuesday.
The order was issued following the failure of the MLA from Thongju constituency and his wife to appear before the court despite repeated summons in connection with a special trial case.
The court also rejected the dispensation application of the two accused.
“Accused persons failed to appear before court several times and filed dispensation applications repeatedly and their prayers were allowed on sufficient cause being shown and with a condition that they shall appear before court on the next date without fail. However, they failed to appear,” the court observed.
The case pertains to a complaint lodged by Rebecca before the court under Section 12 of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
Interestingly, in the election affidavit filed before the RO of Thongju AC, Biswajit mentioned that there was no pending criminal case against him. With agency inputs