Varun refuses to meet probing officer

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Varun Gandhi
Lucknow, Apr 5: Varun Gandhi, the new face of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) refused to meet the investigating officer who visited him in Etah jail to record his statement in connection with the cases filed against him. Varun is in jail for the 'hate speech' he allegedly made during election campaign his constituency in Pilibhit.

Bali Ram Rao, the investigating officer from Pilibhit said, "He (Varun) said that he will only talk to officials in the presence of his lawyer."

Gaurav Dayal, the Etah District Magistrate said that since the cases against Varun Gandhi are lodged in pilibhit, the further course of action will be decided from there. Uttar Pradesh government slapped the National Security Act against Varun Gandhi on Sunday, Mar 28 for his 'hate speech' and the violence following his arrest.

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