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SC reprieve likely for Varun Gandhi

delhi Updated: Apr 13, 2009 22:16 IST

Varun Gandhi, who has been booked under the National Security Act (NSA) for his alleged hate speeches, may get a reprieve with the Supreme Court on Monday suggesting that he should give an undertaking not to make any provocative speeches if granted interim bail and the BJP candidate accepting it.

The suggestion that 29-year-old Varun should furnish such an undertaking came from a bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan on a petition by the BJP leader challenging his detention under the NSA.

Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for the UP government, and Pilibhit’s district magistrate said if Varun gave an undertaking to the court that he would not create a volatile situation after being released, then it had no objection to his getting interim bail.

After getting the state government’s nod, Varun’s counsel and senior advocate Mukul Rohtagi said the BJP leader would give an undertaking as suggested by the court.