Early bail?

Early bail?
PTI
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First Published: Tue, Apr 14 2009. 01 15 AM IST

Updated: Tue, Apr 14 2009. 11 03 AM IST
New Delhi: BJP leader Varun Gandhi, who is in detention under the National Security Act for his alleged hate speeches, today assured the Supreme Court that he would not make any “provocative” speeches during his Lok Sabha elections campaign if released on bail.
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29-year-old Varun agreed to give an undertaking before the apex Court in this regard after a Bench headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan indicated that his plea for bail would be considered after he gives such an assurance.
“If he gives an undertaking that he will not make any such provocative speeches then (his plea could be considered),” the Bench said.
The Court was hearing the petition of the BJP nominee from Pilibhit constituency from Uttar Pradesh, challenging invocation of the NSA against him for making alleged communal speeches and the chaos created by him while surrendering before a court in Pilibhit on 28 March in connection with the cases registered against him.
The Uttar Pradesh government also said that it had no objection if the politician was granted bail after giving an undertaking that he would not create a “volatile” situation.
The Court after hearing the arguments adjourned the matter till 16 April.
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First Published: Tue, Apr 14 2009. 01 15 AM IST