Panaji: A court in Goa on Sunday granted bail to two Maharashtra NCP functionaries who were held for alleged impersonation while staying in a resort where rebel MLAs of the Eknath Shinde faction of the Shiv Sena were put up.
Panaji Judicial first-class magistrate Shahir Issani granted bail to Sonia Doohan and Shrey Kathiyal with a surety of Rs 20,000 each and they have been directed to appear before the police for the next four days, lawyer Ritesh Rawal, representing the duo, told reporters.
The two were arrested on Saturday under sections 419 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code for personation and cheating, police said.
Meanwhile, another NCP functionary Dheeraj Sharma said the two had come to Goa as tourists and were being harassed by the BJP-ruled government here.
Earlier, the two National Congress Party (NCP) workers were arrested for producing fake IDs for the hotel check-in.
Panaji Inspector Nikhil Palekar had informed the media that the duo namely Sonia Doohan and Shray Kathiyal, a resident of Haryana were booked under Section 419 – Punishment for cheating by personation and Section 420 – Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property.
As per the police sources, both Sonia and Shray had impersonated themselves and provided their ID cards to book a stay in the hotel. Later, the hotel staff realized that the IDs were fake. The staff had called in the police. The duo was later arrested.
(With inputs from PTI)