Guwahati: A local court in Lower Assam’s Barpeta district on Friday granted bail to Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani in an ‘assault’ case registered at Barpeta Road police station.
Jignesh Mevani was re-arrested in the alleged assault case on April 25 moments after he was granted bail by a court in Kokrajhar in a case over alleged offensive tweet against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The District and Session Court granted bail to Jignesh Mevani on furnishing a bond of Rs 1,000 in connection with the case. Dalit leader Mevani was rearrested for allegedly “assaulting and outraging” the modesty of a woman police officer.
A case against Jignesh Mevani was lodged with the Barpeta Road police station.
Mevani was first arrested from Gujarat’s Palanpur by a team of Assam Police based on a complaint lodged by a local with Kokrajhar police station.