Prashant Bhushan's attackers get bail; Shiv Sena applauds

Prashant Bhushan
New Delhi, Oct 14: A Delhi court on Friday, Oct 14 granted bail to the three attackers who bashed Prashant Bhushan brutally over his controversial Kashmir comment.

Three assailants - Inderjit Verma, Tejinder Pal Singh Bagga and Vishnu Verma were sent to judicial custody on Thursday for attacking Supreme Court lawyer at his chamber in the apex court.

The three accused barged into Bhushan's chamber and brutally beat and dragged him who fell on the floor on Wednesday.

Soon after the attack, Mr Bhushan stated, "They (attackers) asked (before attack) if I had said, in Varanasi, that referendum can be allowed in Kashmir. I said yes, it can be." Referendum is a popular vote by the electorate whether to approve a specific legislative act.

However, it has also been reported that Mr Bhushan was attacked as he, in an interview, had said that Kashmiri people should be given 'azadi' if they don't want to live with India. He also reportedly recommended the withdrawal of Indian army from Kashmir.

Citing the court's order which granted bail to all attackers, many started claiming that Shiv Sena and its supremo, Bal Thackeray might be overwhelmed now. Thackeray earlier showed his rage against Mr Bhushan while stating, "The person who makes such statements is guilty first, then the people who teach him a lesson."

"Should Prashant Bhushan be showered with flowers for his anti-national comments supporting plebiscite in Kashmir, which Pakistan has been demanding," Thackeray asked in an editorial in today's edition of party mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

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