Guwahati: Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani has been granted bail by a court in Assam in a case of alleged assault on a policewoman.
Mevani was re-arrested in the alleged assault case on April 25 just after he as granted bail by another court in Assam in a case over tweets on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The MLA was accused of “assaulting and outraging” the modesty of a woman police officer in the new case against him.
Mevani was first arrested on Thursday last from Gujarat’s Palanpur by a team of Assam Police after a local BJP leader from Assam’s Kokrajhar filed a complaint against him. Mevani – an arch critic of PM Modi – has called his arrest “vendetta politics by the PMO (Prime Minister’s Office)”.
In the case of the tweet, the 41-year-old was charged with criminal conspiracy, offence related to the place of worship, outraging religious feelings, and provocation that might lead to breach of peace.