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Kumar Vishwas gets bail in two cases related to 2014 Lok Sabha polls

Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas was granted bail in two cases, lodged against him during Lok Sabha polls in 2014, after he surrendered before the court on the high court’s directions on Saturday.

india Updated: Jul 23, 2016 21:08 IST
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Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas was granted bail in two cases, lodged against him during Lok Sabha polls in 2014.(HT File Photo)

Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas was granted bail in two cases, lodged against him during Lok Sabha polls in 2014, after he surrendered before the court on the high court’s directions on Saturday.

He was released after furnishing bonds of Rs 25,000 for each case with the condition that he would appear before the court on the next date of hearings on August 2 and August 9, respectively.

In first case, Vishwas was charged with attempting to gherao a police station along with his supporters, while the latter related to distribution of publicity material, allegedly in violation of the model code of conduct.

Both the cases were lodged in Gauriganj area of Amethi, from where he had contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

On a petition filed by Vishwas, the Allahabad high court had on June 28 directed him to surrender before the trial court within a month.

As per the HC order, the AAP leader surrendered before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate here on Saturday afternoon.