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Supreme Court suspends arrest warrant for BJP candidate | India News


NEW DELHI: In relief for BJP member and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, who will be running in West Bengal’s assembly elections, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the arrest warrant against him for alleged violence without bail Election in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will remain on hold until the conclusion of the assembly votes.
A court of judges Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer and Hemant Gupta prevented the West Bengal police from taking enforcement action against Ghosh so that he could contest the elections and campaign for other candidates from his party. The court noted that the high court had granted him protection in the last Lok Sabha elections and agreed to grant relief. Lead defender Nieeraj Kishan Kaul, who appeared for Ghosh, maintained that the state government was targeting her to make sure she did not contest the assembly polls, saying that around 30 FIRs had been filed against her.
Lead defender Sidharth Luthra, who appeared for the state, clarified that the order was issued by a lower court and the police were supposed to comply with the order.

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