Assam court drops two charges against Jignesh Mevani in assault case

Updated: Sep 19 2023 8:36PM

Barpeta, Sep 19 (PTI) A court in Assam's Barpeta district on Tuesday dropped charges of obscene acts and assault of a public servant from a case against Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani.

The case pertains to the alleged assault of a woman police officer while she, along with other senior officers, was escorting Mevani from Guwahati airport to Kokrajhar in April last year after his arrest.

Mevani, a Congress leader, was first arrested on April 19 from Palanpur in Gujarat, and was brought to Kokrajhar where a case was registered against him for tweeting about PM Narendra Modi.