Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Friday granted bail to Congress MLA Jitu Patwari. The Congress MLA was in judicial custody in Bhopal for last three days for allegedly obstructing a public servant in performing his duties during an agitation in Indore in 2007.
A single bench of Justice C V Sirpurkar granted bail to Patwari, who is also AICC secretary, on a security of Rs 40,000. A fast track court in Bhopal on April 17 had rejected bail of Congress MLA from Rau and sent him to jail in connection with a 10-year old case. He was booked under Section 353 of IPC (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty).