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Kanwar Sandhu gets interim bail, directed to appear in seven days

A local court granted interim bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kanwar Sandhu in a 2013 defamation case on Monday. He has been directed to appear before court in seven days to furnish bail bonds.

punjab Updated: Jul 18, 2016 19:47 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Aam Aadmi Party leader Kanwar Sandhu (HT File Photo)

Two days after non-bailable warrants were issued against Aam Aadmi Party’s manifesto committee chief Kanwar Sandhu, the court of additional sessions judge Jaspinder Singh on Monday granted him interim bail till August 3, directing him to appear within seven days to furnish bail bonds.

The owners of Fastway Transmission Private Ltd. had filed a defamation case against Sandhu in 2013 for his alleged ‘cable mafia’ remark against the former.

The non-bailable warrants were issued by a local court after Sandhu failed to appear for a hearing on July 16.

Defence counsel Harpreet Sandhu said, “We pleaded that not appearing before the court on July 16 was unintentional. We mistook the July 16 hearing as July 18 due to some confusion.”

First Published: Jul 18, 2016 17:48 IST