Varun Gandhi moves SC seeking quashing of NSA against him

Varun Gandhi moves SC seeking quashing of NSA against him
PTI
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First Published: Wed, May 13 2009. 11 47 AM IST
Updated: Wed, May 13 2009. 11 47 AM IST
New Delhi: BJP leader Varun Gandhi on Wednesday approached the Supreme Court seeking quashing of his detention under the National Security Act (NSA) for his alleged hate speeches, saying the state advisory board has recommended revocation of the stringent law.
Varun’s petition was mentioned before a bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan which posted it for hearing on Thursday.
The bench said it will hear the petition of the 29-year-old BJP leader along with the application filed by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the decision of the three-member advisory board.
Varun, who is contesting from Pilibhit Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, is on parole till Thursday.
Varun was let off by a three-member state advisory board headed by senior judge of the Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court Justice Pradeep Kant which went into the maintainability of Varun’s detention by the UP government under the NSA imposed on 29 March.
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First Published: Wed, May 13 2009. 11 47 AM IST