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The request by Jaya Prada to revoke the non-bailable warrant against her is denied by the Allahabad High Court

Actress and former MP Jaya Prada has found herself in legal hot water once again after the Allahabad High Court denied her plea to have the non-bailable warrants against her quashed. For making incendiary remarks and breaking the electoral code of conduct, the veteran actress was the subject of non-bailable warrants. The High Court dismissed this petition, finding it to be without merit.
A petition asking for the trial court’s ruling to be overturned was submitted to the High Court.

Justice Sanjay Kumar Singh heard the case in a single bench on Thursday. Jaya Prada’s attorneys informed the court during the hearing that they intended to submit a fresh application with some updated information and supporting documentation. For this reason, the attorneys asked the court for permission to withdraw both applications. The court granted Jaya’s attorneys’ request and permitted the withdrawal of the petitions.

What did really come to pass?
Due to the petitions’ withdrawal, the court denied the applications. The actress was the target of two lawsuits that were brought during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. These two incidents are connected to transgressions of Rampur’s code of conduct. She was summoned by the Rampur District Court in both instances, but she failed to show up for court. A non-bailable warrant was then issued for Jaya Prada.

She did not show up for hearings in two cases against her, so a special court in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, declared her to be absconding on Thursday. The lawsuit concerns her BJP candidacy in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and her alleged breach of the election code of conduct.

For the uninitiated, Jaya Prada rose to the position of Rajya Sabha MP and subsequently Lok Sabha MP. In 2019 she became a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).

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