Varun Gandhi withdraws bail plea

March 27th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi has decided to withdraw his anticipatory bail application from the Delhi High Court.

The Uttar Pradesh Police now has no legal bar to arrest Gandhi. The Delhi High Court had granted him anticipatory bail on March 20.

Gandhi took the decision to withdraw the bail application after the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday rejected his petition seeking quashing of two FIRs registered against him for his speeches in Pilibhit on March 7 and 8.

Varun was accused of making inflammatory communal remarks at election meetings in his constituency on March 6.

The Election Commission issued a notice to Gandhi, charging him of violating the Model Code of Conduct for elections by making communal remarks.

Following the Election Commission notice, the Pilibhit police filed a FIR under Sections 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion) and 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 125 of the Representation of the People Act. (ANI)

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