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Hate speech case: Varun acquitted again

HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times  Pilibhit/Lucknow, March 05, 2013
First Published: 16:13 IST(5/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:31 IST(6/3/2013)

Within a week BJP national secretary Varun Gandhi was acquitted in yet another case of hate speech by the same Pilibhit court on Tuesday.

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Varun made the allegedly provocative speech during his 2009 election campaign in his constituency Pilibhit.

Chief judicial magistrate Abdul Qayum cited “lack of evidence” for giving a clean chit to Varun.

Varun said after the verdict, “I welcome the decision. I shall continue working for a strong and united India.”

Significantly, in September Varun had written to the SP government to withdraw the cases as they were “politically motivated”.


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