New Delhi, Apr 16: The Supreme Court has ordered immediate release of Bharatiya Janata Party member Varun Gandhi on parole for two weeks. This will enable him to file his nominations for the Pilibhit Lok Sabha constituency and also campaign for polls.
A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishanan, Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice J.M. Panchal ordered Varun Gandhi's 'forthwith release' after he gave an undertaking to Etah jail authorities that he will not make inflammatory speeches.
"Having regard to the facts and circumstances, we are inclined to release him on parole for two weeks on condition that he will give an undertaking before the superintendent of Etah Jail that he will not make such speeches during the parole which is likely to cause communal disturbance and hatred among any caste and community," said the bench.
The Supreme Court went ahead with this decision in spite of the opposition from the uttar Pradesh government.
Varun's suit against the National Security Act invoked against him will face hearing on May 1.