Pb CM Bhagwant Mann appeared in Chandigarh District Court
Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann appeared in the District Courts Chandigarh, this morning in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Aman Inder Singh in a two-year-old case.
During the tenure of Captain Amarinder Singh’s government in 2020, an FIR was registered against 10 AAP leaders including Bhagwant Mann, Harpal Singh Cheema, Aman Arora and other for allegedly pelting the police with stones in a demonstration against a hike in electricity charges on January 10, 2020.
AAP leaders were going towards the official residence of the Punjab chief minister when they were stopped due to imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC.
After submitting the challan, the court had issued summons to the AAP leaders in December 2021. Bhagwant Mann, Master Baldev Singh and some others had earlier been granted anticipatory bail by the court.
The police registered the case for the offences committed under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter the public servant from his duty), 147 (punishment for rioting) and 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of the offences committed in prosecution of common object).
Punjab CM Mann along with former Advoicate General Anmol Ratan Sidhu (his counsel in this case) appeared in the court.
During the last hearing of the case, the court had allowed exemption to Mann and directed him to appear before it on August 6.