Bombay HC grants bail to Chawla in Mulund firing case

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Mumbai, Aug 11 (UNI) Bombay High Court today granted bail to Tarun Chawla, accused in the Mulund firing case where a Sikh activist was killed when security guards accompanying controversial Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Raheem Singh opened fire on Sikh protesters at a shopping mall in Mulund area of Mumbai.

Justice V K Tahilramnai, while granting bail to to the accused, directed him to furnish a surety of Rs 30,000 and not to hamper and temper with the evidencess against him .

He was arrested by police on June 21. Earlier, his bail was rejected by the Session Court as the investigation was in progress.

The incident took place in June when Sikhs were protesting against the Dera chief and threw stones at him.

His security guards fired on the protesters following this a large number of protest across the state as well as in many parts of the country was witnessed demanding the arrest of the Dera chief.

The sect chief enjoys Z-plus security cover, mostly from the Haryana police.

He has been in the middle of controversies since May last year when he dressed himself like Sikh Guru Gobind Singh during his sect's religious ceremony.

This led to protests and largescale violence by the Sikh community against the sect, particularly in Punjab and Haryana.

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