Hooda close aide Virender surrenders in sedition case

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Mar 18, 2016 00:32 IST
Former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda with his aide Virender Singh (L). (HT File Photo)

Professor Virender, a close aide of former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was booked in a sedition case on February 24, surrendered at the superintendent of police (SP) Shashank Anand’s office on Thursday. He was taken to the court where CJ Ashwani Kumar sent him into police custody for two days.

Before surrendering, Prof Virender said: “I am a law abiding citizen. The judge, while denying my anticipatory bail on Wednesday, asked me to join the investigation. I am happy that he ruled out sedition charges against me.”

Superintendent of Police Shashank Anand said, “The case is very serious and we will try to get to the bottom of the matter.”

He also claimed that Virender has been arrested by the police. “Surrender happens in courts. Police only arrests.”

The Rohtak police had on February 24 booked Prof Virender and a Khap leader Capt Maan Singh in a sedition case made out against them at Civil Lines police station of Rohtak.

The case was registered after a new channel aired the purported telephonic conversation between Prof Virender and Capt Maan Singh just a few days before the Jat quota stir had turned violent.

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