LUDHIANA, Punjab—Additional Session Judge SP Sood on Monday granted bail to Bikram Dhanaula, and two of his accomplices, namely Mahinderpal Singh Dangarh and Harvinder Singh (Kothe Gobindpur). All three were arrested for hurling a shoe at Chief Minister Parkash Badal at a function on August 15.
The court observed that no useful purpose would be served by detaining the three as the trial would take a long time. Bikram was detained under Sections 107 and 151, and sent to the Central jail, Ludhiana. A day later, he was booked under Sections 332, 353, 355 and 186 of the IPC.
He was sent to police remand for a day, and thereafter to judicial custody. Earlier, his bail plea was declined by the court of the Khanna Judicial Magistrate.