Padmaavat arson: Amu granted bail
AMU WAS GRANTED BAIL AFTER A LARGE NUMBER OF ADVOCATES FROM GURGAON CALLED UPON POLICE COMMISSIONER SANDEEP KHIRWAR
GURGAON: Shri Rajput Karni Sena national secretary Suraj Pal Amu was granted bail by Gurgaon police on Tuesday around 4.30pm. He was released from the Bhondsi jail around 8 pm, his lawyers said. Amu was detained under sections 107 and 151 — preventive arrest — of the CRPC by Gurgaon police on January 25, after violence broke out in the city at Bhondsi and other places. Amu has been against the screening of the movie Padmaavat, which is being opposed by the Rajput community as it allegedly portrays Rajput queen Padmavati in poor light.
Amu was granted bail after a large number of advocates from Gurgaon called upon city’s police commissioner, Sandeep Khirwar. They demanded due course of law to be followed in Amu’s case as well as 13 others, who were detained by the police, were granted bail. “We told the police that no one is above law and the matter has to be dealt with as prescribed by legal tenets. A bail bond was presented before the DCP, south, who accepted it and issued the release order”, said Pushpender Raghav, a member of Amu’s legal team. Though Amu is out on bail, his legal troubles are unlikely to end soon as Sohna police has sought him on production warrant in connection with Bhondsi violence in which a bus was torched by miscreants and a school bus was pelted with stones. Amu’s son and lawyers had alleged that his life was in danger in jail and his arrest was part of a conspiracy.
The police on Tuesday arrested Ravi, Narender, Sukhpal and Gulbir in connection with Padmaavat agitation. A case was registered against the accused on January 24. They are residents of Aliar village.