Rita Bahuguna Joshi's bail plea hearing today

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Moradabad (UP), July 17 (ANI): A district court will today hear a bail plea of Uttar Pradesh Congress unit chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi.

On Thursday, the court deferred the hearing of Joshi's second application for bail till today. An earlier application for bail was rejected by the court.

60-year-old Joshi had approached the court after Chief Judicial Magistrate K K Shrivastava had turned down her bail plea and remanded her to judicial custody for 14 days in Moradabad.

Police arrested Joshi on Thursday and a local court sent her to 14-day judicial remand for making remarks on Wednesday against Mayawati in an issue related to rape and murder of some Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh.

She was charged under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Mayawati.

Joshi, however, has denied having said anything to offend Mayawati or Dalits.(ANI)

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