A Delhi court on Friday granted interim bail to Ved Prakash, the man who threw a shoe at chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference on April 9.
Metropolitan magistrate Abhilash Malhotra granted bail to Prakash while noting that he was suffering from hepatitis and needed treatment. The metropolitan magistrate, however, asked Prakash, 28, to furnish a personal bond of Rs 25,000 and a surety of the same amount.
The court also directed him to “maintain peace in society and good behaviour.”
Ved Prakash is the national general secretary of the Aam Aadmi Sena — a breakaway group of the Aam Aadmi Party.
The court had earlier denied the man’s bail petition, saying a strong deterrent was needed against such acts. Applying for bail after his judicial custody ended, advocates Pradeep Rana and Ravin Rao told the court that Prakash was very ill.
The court heard from the medical examiner of Tihar Jail, who had on April 12, sent a report saying that the accused “complained of fever decreased appetite, vomiting and passed dark colour urine.”
Examinations later revealed that Prakash was suffering from a liver infection.
Given his medical condition, the court hence allowed bail to the accused. “Keeping in view the medical condition of the accused and without going into the merits of the case, the accused is admitted to interim bail,” the court said.