BHOPAL : Former Minister Laxmikant Sharma will come out of the central jail on Sunday. Despite District Court issuing his release order, the execution was deliberately delayed so that he does not come out of the jail on Saturday. His release was put off to Sunday due to inauspicious ‘Kalratri’ on Saturday evening. Time between 8.30am and 11am on Sunday is considered to be good and that is why Sharma would be taken out of Jail at 9.30am.
Sharma’s followers from Vidisha and Sironj are also coming on his release. A large number of Sharma’s followers have arrived in the city who would reach to jail in the morning in a convoy of around 500 vehicles. Sources said the followers of Sharma have been asked, in order to avoid any controversy, not to display flags and banners of any political party. The documents related to bail from High Court in Constable case were submitted in District Court. With Sharma getting bail in all cases, District Court issued orders for his release on Saturday evening.
As per Jail rules, if release order reaches by 7pm then release is done on the same day completing all legal formalities. The release order of Sharma reached jail after 7pm.
Meanwhile, a large number of Sharma’s followers had started to gather around Bhopal Central Jail after coming to know about Sharma’s bail from High Court.
Umakant Sharma, younger brother of the Minister and their relatives met Laxmikant inside the jail in the afternoon. Umakant after coming out of jail, gave hints to media that Sharma’s release would take place on Sunday.
Despite Umakant’s request to people to go back, Sharma’s followers did not go and stayed there till late evening.
Performs Puja ; collects belongings
Laxmikant Sharma performed ‘Pooja’ inside the jail ion Saturday. Sources said Sharma has packed his belongings too. He spent time meeting with jail inmates with whom he had spent one-and-a-half years. Sharma, happy over getting bail, also spoke to jail officers. Sources said Sharma told one officer that unfavourable position of planets and constellations landed him in jail.