New Delhi: SC has granted protection from arrest till May 28 to BJP candidate from Barrackpore LS seat Arjun Singh, who is facing several cases.
The apex court also said that its order granting protection to BJP candidate Arjun Singh will cease after May 28, and has asked him to seek bail before appropriate forum, as reported by news agency PTI.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a bail plea of West Bengal BJP candidate from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh, named in a number of criminal cases.
Singh claims the cases were brought up aginst him by the state police to serve purely political purposes.
His counsel informed the court that he was deliberately being prevented to be present on the counting day on Thursday.
Singh mentioned that he moved the Supreme Court as there was an ongoing strike by lawyers in West Bengal, so he has been unable to move any competent court in the state.