Agra: BJP leader Sharma arrested for hate speech, granted interim bail

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Agra
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2016 09:26 IST
BJP leader and corporator from Agra, Kundanika Sharma was arrested on Monday in hate speech case. (Facebook)

Bharatiya Janata Party Braj Prant vice-president and corporator Kundanika Sharma was arrested on Monday for his hate speech during the condolence meeting of VHP leader Arun Mahour last month. Sharma was later released on interim bail by a local court till April 2.

To recall, Sharma was one among three people booked for hate speech during a condolence meeting on February 28, after the murder of VHP leader Arun Mahour. Many BJP, VHP, Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena leaders had attended this meeting, including Union minister of state for human resource development Ram Shankar Katheria and MP from Fatehpur Sikri Chaudhary Babulal.

Later, a case was registered at Loha Mandi police station against three people, including Kundanika Sharma, but the Union minister and Fatehpur Sikri MO were spared.

Sharma had been daring Agra police to arrest her and had been attending various protest meets in the city. After the inaction of the police was questioned over this, they finally arrested Sharma on Monday.

She was taken for medical examination before being presented in the court of additional city judicial magistrate (I). However, a battery of lawyers was there to seek bail for her. BJP leaders, including city unit president, party MLAs and other leaders had also gathered in court.

There were noisy scenes and finally, Kundanika Sharma was granted interim bail till April 2.

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