Nagpur: The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted interim bail to Laxmi Yadav, the beleaguered wife of BJP leader Omprakash alias MunnaYadav. Laxmi Yadav and her two sons, Karan and Arjun, moved the High Court after the District and Sessions Court rejected their anticipatory bail pleas.
The matter was listed before Justice Atul Chandurkar who has granted interim bail to Laxmi Yadav only.
Notably, Yadav and his family members have been booked by Dhantoli police after a family tiff turned violent and each side charged other with attempt to murder. So far, Munna Yadav, Chairman of Maharashtra Construction Workers’ Welfare Board and his brother Bala Yadav have not moved the anticipatory bail application. On Friday, the Sessions Court rejected anticipatory bail application moved by his Corporator wife — Laxmi, sons Karan and Arjun. The anticipatory bail application was listed before Justice Atul Chandurkar. The applicants were represented by legal stalwarts like senior counsels Avinash Gupta and Sunil Manohar.
Following a fracas over bursting of firecrackers between family members of Munna Yadav and his brother Mangal Yadav, Dhantoli police had booked both the families for causing hurt, grievous hurt and later also slapped attempt to murder charges against Yadav family members. Police have booked Munna Yadav and others under Sections 452, 307, 323, 324, 325, 141, 143, 147, 148, 149 of the IPC read with Sub-Sections 4, 25 of Arms Act and 135 of Bombay Police Act while acting on the complaint lodged by Mangal Yadav and his family members. In a counter complaint filed by Tara Omprakash Yadav (40) against Mangal Yadav, Papa Yadav, Gabbar Yadav, Sagar Yadav and Manju Yadav, she alleged that the accused had picked a quarrel with Karan Yadav and Arjun Yadav over the issue of bursting of crackers and allegedly assaulted them. Acting on the complaint, police had booked the abovementioned accused under Sections 141, 143, 147, 148, 149, 323, 324 and 506 of Indian Penal Code read with sub-sections 4, 25 of Arms Act and 135 of Bombay Police Act.
Adv Uday Dable, Adv Nikhil Gaikwad, Adv AkashGupta assisted the senior counsels representing the applicants in the High Court.