Varun Gandhi shifted to Etah jail

April 1st, 2009 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh), April 1 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha candidate Varun Gandhi was early Wednesday shifted from the prison here to a jail in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah town, an official said.
Gnahdi was shifted to Etah at around 1.30 a.m. “for security reasons”, said Mukesh Arora, jailor of the Piliphit district jail.

The decision came barely a few hours before the shutdown called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in the entire Bareilly region to protest Gandhi’s detention under the National Security Act (NSA).

The Mayawati government had late Sunday invoked the NSA against Gandhi for his reported hate speeches and mob violence during his arrest Saturday.

–Indo-Asian News Sevice


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