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Thursday, Aug 22, 2019

Garlands, sweets & gunshots welcome BJP’s Vijayvargiya out on bail

On his release, ANI reports, Akash was welcomed with flower garlands by his supporters and relatives.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2019 14:38 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya is garlanded after being released from the district jail, three days after being arrested for assaulting a civic official in Indore with a cricket bat, in Indore, Sunday, June 30, 2019.
BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya is garlanded after being released from the district jail, three days after being arrested for assaulting a civic official in Indore with a cricket bat, in Indore, Sunday, June 30, 2019.(PTI)
         

BJP MLA Akash Vijayvargiya, who was jailed for thrashing a municipal corporation officer with a bat, said--he was not feeling embarrassed or guilty for what he did, as he could not think of anything else when women were being mistreated-- when he walked out on bail Sunday morning from Indore jail, reports ANI.

On his release, ANI reports, Akash was welcomed with flower garlands by his supporters and relatives.

“I am not guilty or embarrassed about what I did as it was in public interest. A woman was being dragged brutally in front of the police and I couldn’t think of doing anything else,” he said, adding that he hopes he would not have to pick up the cricket bat again.

“We work for public interest and dedicate each and every moment of our lives for the peace and prosperity of people of this country. We will continue doing that. I pray to god ‘ki vo dobara ballebazi karne ka avsar na de’ (I Pray to God that I should not be given another opportunity to pick up the bat,” he was reported saying.

Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP General Secretary and Akash’s father, received him outside the jail with his supporters. They garlanded him and took him back home in a procession firing gunshots in the air and bursting firecrackers along the way, said one IANS report.

According the report, Akash went to the BJP office before heading home, where he was offered flowers and sweets. He thanked his supporters and said that he spent his time well in the prison. He promised that he would continue to work for the people of the area.

Another MLA from Indore Ramesh Maindola, a close confidante of Kailash Vijayvargiya, was present throughout his journey home.

The BJP MLA spent four nights in jail for thrashing with a cricket bat a municipal corporation official who was trying to evict occupants of a house declared dangerous for living. He was granted bail by a Special Court in Bhopal on Saturday.

Announcing the bail order, Additional Sessions Judge S.K. Singh said that the case diary did not include documents about the dilapidated house being declared “dangerous”.

The BJP MLA was also granted bail in another case related to leading a protest without permission against power cuts in the state.

The court granted bail in the first case on a surety bond of Rs 50,000 and in the second case on on a surety bond of Rs 20,000. After the court order, Akash tweeted: “Satyameva Jayate”.

(With inputs from ANI & IANS)

First Published: Jun 30, 2019 10:53 IST

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