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Shaktiman case: BJP MLA arrested, sent to jail

After much public outrage,  BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi was arrested on Friday and sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court here for allegedly assaulting and causing injuries to police horse ‘Shaktiman’ during a protest march which led to amputation of one of its hind legs. IG Garhwal range Sanjay Gunjyal said Joshi was arrested from outside a hotel in Patel Nagar area on the basis of an FIR lodged against him and his associates at Nehru Colony police station here in connection with the assault on the horse on March 14.

The Mussoorie MLA was later produced in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Vikasnagar Laxman Singh who sent him to 14 days’ judicial remand, SSP Sadanad Date said, adding that Joshi has been taken to Suddhowala prison. The action against Joshi comes a day after the arrest of another party worker Pramod Bora from Haldwani in Nainital district.

Date said Bora along with Joshi was responsible for precipitating the fall of the police horse during the protest march.
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