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Advani meets Yashwant Sinha in jail

Posted on Jun 17 2014 | IBNS

Hazaribagh, June 17 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) patriarch LK Advani visited senior party leader Yashwant Sinha in a Hazaribagh jail on Tuesday.

A local court on Monday extended Sinha's judicial custody by 12 more days after he refused to submit a jail bond.

On June 3, Sinha and 50 party workers were sent to a 14-day judicial custody for leading a demonstration against power cuts in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand.

Sinha and 50 party workers and leaders were arrested on June 2 for allegedly assaulting a senior official of the Jharkhand State Electricity Board (JSEB).

Protesting over long hours of power cut, BJP workers tied up the official and assaulted him.

In court, Sinha admitted that it was on his orders that the official was tied up by women workers.

Sinha had the option of furnishing a bail bond before the local court, but he refused to do so, reports said.

Jharkhand is currently ruled by a Congress-JMM government.

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