BJP MLA who attacked Shaktiman sent to jail

Dehradun: BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi was arrested yesterday and sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court for allegedly assaulting and causing injuries to police horse Shaktiman during a recent protest march, which led to amputation of one of its hind legs.

Shaktiman’s amputated leg was replaced with a prosthetic. Pic/PTI
Shaktiman’s amputated leg was replaced with a prosthetic. Pic/PTI

IG (Garhwal range) Sanjay Gunjyal said Joshi was arrested from outside a hotel in Patel Nagar area on the basis of an FIR lodged against him and his associates at Nehru Colony police station here in connection with the assault on the horse on March 14.

The Mussoorie MLA was later produced in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate Vikasnagar Laxman Singh, who sent him to a 14-day judicial remand, SSP Sadanand Date said, adding that Joshi has been taken to Suddhowala prison.

The action against Joshi comes a day after the arrest of another party worker Pramod Bora from Haldwani in Nainital district.

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