Varun Gandhi gets bail, but remains behind bars

March 30th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), March 30 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi got bail here Monday in criminal cases against him, but will remain behind bars as he also faces charges under the stringent National Security Act (NSA).
A court here granted bail to the young leader in two cases filed against him for allegedly communal and inflammatory speeches he made in the run-up to the elections and violence by his supporters when he was arrested here Saturday.

However, he will not be freed as the Uttar Pradesh government had slapped charges under the NSA on him late Sunday night, officials here said.

The BJP has announced Varun Gandhi, son of former central minister Maneka Gandhi, will be its candidate from Pilibhit.

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