Doon MLA to take oath today
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Ambala prison authorities on Wednesday said that they have received orders to produce the Doon MLA, Ram Kumar Chaudhary, before the Himachal Vidhan Sabha today to ensure that he takes oath. The orders, offficials said, were received late in the evening and they have conveyed them to the Panchkula police to make necessary police arrangements for taking the MLA to Himachal Pradesh for his swearing-in.
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM), Bhawna Jain, earlier ordered that the MLA should be produced befor the Himachal Vidhan Sabha after hearing an application by the accused seeking directions from the court for orders to the jail authorities facilitating his swearing-in. The Speaker of the Himachal Assembly had given today as his day of choice to one of the counsels of the MLA for the oath-taking ceremony.
Police officials said that the necessary security arrangements have been put in place to take the MLA to Himachal and a posse of 20-25 police personnel will escort him to the place. The MLA, they said, will be driven in a bullet proof mini bus.
Sources meanwhile also said that the jail authorities have declined to provide B-class facilities to Chaudhary citing the rule that those facing murder charges are not entitled for such benefits. This was also confirmed by the jail authorities. Under B-class the barrack is to be shared between two persons and there are other facilities available to the person including a regular supply of newspapers.
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