Hamirpur MP and HPCA president Anurag Thakur was granted bail by a local court in a case registered against them under Section 186 of Indian Penal Code (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions).

Others accused former minister and BJP spokesperson Praveen Sharma, Kutlehar MLA Varinder Kanwar, former state BJYM chief Narender Attri and HPCA spokesperson Sanjay Sharma also get bail from the court in the same case.

The court, however, issued bailable warrants against BJP’s state media co- incharge Hemanshu Mishra, who failed to appear before the court. The court also directed the accused to furnish a bail bond of Rs 10,000 each.

Thakur and his associates were accused of obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions on October 24, 2013, when he had visited Dharamshala vigilance bureau office to join investigation in a case of cheating registered against HPCA.

HPCA president was summoned to appear before the investigating officer on October 24, which happened to be his birthday and after a controversy erupted, the vigilance postponed the date to October 31.

However, adamant to join investigation on the earlier fixed date, Anurag visited the vigilance office on October 24 along with his angry supporters and reportedly they entered the office of the superintendent of police and accused for obstructing government official from discharging his duty.

Following this, the vigilance bureau had booked Anurag Thakur and six others under Section 186 of IPC, which amounts to causing disruption and preventing a public servant from performing his duty.