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Former BJP MP Jaya Prada surrenders in Rampur court

Former BJP MP and actor Jaya Prada on Monday surrendered before the MP/MLA Court in Rampur, days after she was considered ‘absconding’ in two cases related to the alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct.

As per Senior Prosecution Officer Amarnath Tiwari, two cases had been registered against the BJP leader at the police stations of Kemri and Swar over alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct during the 2019 elections.

The MP/MLA court in Rampur had issued CrPC order 82 for non-appearance of the yesteryear actor on February 27.

Earlier, the court had issued non-bailable warrant (NBW) seven times against Jatya Prada, but police could not produce her before the court.

In its reply filed before the court, the Uttar Pradesh Police said that Jaya Prada was evading arrest and all her known mobile numbers were switched off.

Judge Shobhit Bansal then declared Jaya Prada an absconder and directed the police to arrest her and produce her before it on March 6.

The Superintendent of Police of Rampur was ordered to form a team under the leadership of a circle officer and arrest Jaya Prada and produce her in the court on the next date of hearing on March 6.

Jaya fought the 2019 elections from Rampur seat on a BJP ticket. She was defeated by Azam Khan of the Samajwadi Party.

She was elected to the Lok Sabha from Rampur in 2004 and 2009 on a Samajwadi Party ticket. Later, she joined BJP after the Samajwadi Party expelled her.

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