Samajwadi Party MLA Nahid Hasan’s judicial custody extended

A court here extended the judicial custody of Samajwadi Party MLA Nahid Hasan, arrested in a cheating case, till February 24.

According to the prosecution, the fast-track court extended Hasan’s custody after a hearing via video-conference on Friday.

Hasan, who represents Kairana in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly, was arrested on January 24 in a cheating case filed against him last year. He has been accused of cheating a local resident of Rs 80 lakh in a land deal.

According to Hasan’s lawyer, a bail plea has been filed against the order in the high court, which will hear the matter on February 12.

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