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Ashwini Upadhyay gets bail, Slogans and ‘video’ case at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, Aug 11 (UNI) A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to Supreme Court lawyer and former BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay in connection with the alleged inflammatory slogans raised at Jantar Mantar here on Sunday.

Yesterday, Upadhyay, a Delhi BJP leader. and five other accused were arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the matter.

A metropolitan magistrate granted Upadhyay the bail on a bond of Rs 50,000. The lawyer was sent to a two-day judicial custody yesterday by another city court. Last Sunday, he organized a protest against ‘colonial laws’ at Jantar Mantar where inflammatory slogans were allegedly raised. Videos of the incident on social media showing people shouting slogans went viral.

Upadhyay, however, had claimed that he had nothing to do with the video and his protest was focused on abolishing British laws.

Besides Upadhyay, Deepak Singh Hindu, president of Hindu Force, Vineet Kranti, Preet Singh, director of Save India Foundation and Vinod Sharma, who is the head of Sudarshan Vahini, were arrested in connection with the case.

An FIR was filed by Delhi Police after a video went viral purportedly showing a group of protesters raising communal slogans. According to Delhi Police, the event did not have permission.

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