Padmaavat row: Suraj Pal Amu discharged from hospital, brought back to Bhondsi jail
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suraj Pal Amu, who was to be produced in court on Monday but was hospitalised after he fell ill, has been discharged from PGI Hospital in Rohtak. Amu was brought back to Gurugram's Bhondsi jail on Tuesday.
Amu was on January 26 arrested by the Gurgaon police over the anti-Padmaavat violence after which he was sent to judicial custody till January 29. He was to be produced before a Haryana Court on Monday but had to be admitted to PGI hospital as he fell ill.
The BJP leader was placed under arrest on charges of breaching peace in the city. He has made many cortroversial remarks in the past over the movie Padmaavat.
There were apprehensions that Amu's statements may further incite Karni Sena supporters who had resorted to violence after the release of the movie on January 25.
The BJP leader is infamous for offering a Rs 10 crore bounty for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in November 2017. Karnbi Sena has been protesting against the movie Padmaavat for allegedly distorting historical facts and showing Queen Padmini in the bad light.
According to media reports, Amu hails from Rajput clan based in Gurugram's Sohna town. He has been a member of BJP since his college days in 1984.