Pilibhit, Mar 30 (ANI): A local court in Pilibhit will today hear a bail plea of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi.
The application was moved by his lawyers before Chief Judicial Magistrate Vipin Kumar.
On Sunday, the Mayawati Government slapped the National Security Act (NSA) on Varun late on Sunday night for inciting communal tension.
Earlier, Pilibhit police lodged an FIR against him for making inflammatory anti-Muslim remarks and creating a riot-like situation in the district.
The police have also lodged an FIR against BJP's election-in-charge for Uttar Pradesh Kalraj Mishra for violating the model code of conduct.
The Pilibhit court, on March 28 had sent Varun to jail until today. The court took this decision shortly after the BJP candidate from Pilibhit, Varun had said he was ready to go to jail, claiming that he had not passed any hate remarks during the election rally in the district on March 6.
Varun, at an election meeting in Pilibhit had been recorded as saying, "If anyone raises a finger towards Hindus or if someone thinks that Hindus are weak and leaderless, if someone thinks that these leaders lick our boots for votes, if anyone raises a finger towards Hindus, then I swear on Gita that I will cut that hand."
However, he maintains his innocence claiming that the CD containing his speech was tampered with. (ANI)