HC extends relief to AAP’s Jarnail Singh till October 5

New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday extended the interim protection of AAP legislator Jarnail Singh from arrest till October 5, for allegedly assaulting a civic body engineer.

Justice Indermeet Kaur extended the protection granted to Jarnail Singh, the legislator from Tilak Nagar constituency.

The court was hearing an anticipatory bail plea of Jarnail Singh, who is also accused of tearing up official documents and threatening to frame South Delhi Municipal Corporation junior engineer Athar Mustafa in a false case of corruption.

Jarnail Singh was granted protection by the court for the first time on May 6.

A scuffle took place when Mustafa, with his team and policemen, went to bring down an illegal structure in Krishna Park Extension area.

The trial court had rejected Jarnail Singh’s anticipatory bail plea, after which he moved the high court.

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