Arrest warrant against Anurag Thakur recalled by Dharmshala court
SHIMLA: As a relief to Anurag Thakur, Hamirpur MP and Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) chief, and Narender Attri a Dharmshala court has recalled the non- bailable arrest warrant issued against them by the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate. The orders against Thakur and Attri were passed by the CJM court on August 1, in a case of obstructing a public servant from discharging his duty.
Thakur’s counsel Abhimannyu Chopra said, “The District and Sessions Judge DK Singh passed the orders on August 16, whereby he stayed the operations of the orders passed on by CJM Jaswant Singh on August 1, 2014 and recalled the arrest warrant issued against Thakur and Attri”
The order came after Anurag Thakur and Narender Attri had filed a revision petition challenging the order passed by the lower court. The District and Sessions Court has asked the lower court to submit all the records pertaining to the case with it. The Court has posted the matter for next hearing on September 10, 2014.
The arrest warrant against Thakur and Attri was order by the CJM court after these two failed to appear before the court on the last hearing of the case, August 1. The application for exemption from personal appearance filed by Thakur and Attri was rejected by the court along with their pleas for want of documents to substantiate the reason cited.
After the arrest warrant was issued, Thakur and Attri filed the revision petition in the district and session court calling it against the law.
Thakur and six other were booked under section 186 for entering the office of Superintendent of Police (vigilance) after Anurag Thakur had visited vigilance bureau office at Dharamsala on October 24, 2013to join investigation in a case of cheating registered against HPCA.