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Tikait surrenders before court, gets bail

BKU leader Mahendra Singh Tikait is accused of making casteist remarks against UP Chief Minister Mayawati.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Bijnore (up)
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2008 05:46 PM IST

BKU leader Mahendra Singh Tikait, accused of making casteist remarks against UP Chief Minister Mayawati, was on Wednesday granted bail after he surrendered in the district court in Bijnore.

Tikait, who reached Bijnore from Muzaffarnagar, was granted bail by Additional District Judge Shambhu Sharan Mishra after he furnished two sureties of Rs 20,000 each.

Earlier, Tikait, who is facing charges under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Indian Penal Code, surrendered before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Brajendra Kumar Tyagi.

Tyagi, however, forwarded the case to District Judge Subhash Chander Aggarwal on the ground that it was beyond his powers to hear it.

Aggarwal then referred the matter to Additional District Judge Shambhu Sharan Mishra, who reserved his order on the bail application after hearing it.

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