Congress MLA held in 2012 atrocity case, released later
Congress MLA from Wankaner, Mohammed Javid Pirzada, and four others surrendered before police in Wankaner on Monday after the Gujarat High Court rejected their plea seeking quashing of a case of atrocities and damaging public property registered against them in 2012. However, police released them soon after completing the formality of arrest as the MLA and others were granted anticipatory bail.
Pirzada, who is a four-time MLA, surrendered to Deputy Superintendent of Police (SC/ST) cell of Morbi Banno Joshi, on Monday after the Gujarat High Court granted him anticipatory bail last week. He was formally placed under arrest at Wankaner town police station at 11:45 am and released on bail at 2 pm. Along with Pirzada, four others —Mohammad Sheikh, Yunus Sherasiya, Abdul Chaudhary and Jalal Patel – were also arrested and subsequently released after the formality of arrest was completed.