Maharashtra, Sept 23 -In a 2018 case, Bacchu Kadu, Prahar Janshakti Party (PJP) MLA from Amravati in Maharashtra and former minister in the MVA government, received bail from a special court for members of the legislative assembly (MLA). Kadu received provisional bail in the same matter last week. After the prosecution informed the court that the MLA might be eligible for conditional bail, the court granted the MLA absolute bail.
RN Rokade, a special judge, granted Kadu bail after hearing the prosecution’s case. The court imposed a provision on the bail agreement that stated Kadu was not allowed to conduct a comparable crime while free on bail. According to the court, any violation of the terms would “entail termination of bail instantly.”
Kadu is one of the PJP’s two MLAs; he founded the organization in 1999. In the Maha Vikas Aghadi administration, he served as the minister of state for water resources and the minister in charge of the Akola district. However, when the government changed hands in July, Kadu shifted to the Eknath Shinde side. Nevertheless, he has yet to be given a position in the current administration.
In March 2018, Kadu was accused of abusing and assaulting government employees at the state secretariat in Mumbai. He is accused of breaking into the cabin of an IAS officer, mistreating him, and threatening him with his laptop. Kadu had accompanied some students to the State Secretariat to protest a website for competitive exams that had been frequently
Under Indian Penal Code sections 353 (assault or criminal force to prevent a public official from performing his duties) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to cause disturbance of the peace), the IAS officer filed a case at Marine Drive Police Station.
After a magistrate’s court granted him bail, Kadu, who represents the Amravati district’s Achalpur constituency, went to the special court last week. Because Kadu was required to remain present before the Magistrate court but did not, the court issued a non-bailable warrant against him, which led to the current predicament.