Pad­maa­vat ar­son: Amu granted bail

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - HINDUSTANTIMES HTPUNJAB&HARYANA - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

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.

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