The Madras High Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to Vijayakant, Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly, in a case relating to alleged assault on a pressperson at the Chennai airport on October 27.

Granting the relief on a petition by Mr. Vijayakant, Justice B. Rajendran, said the petitioner should execute a bond for Rs. 1 lakh and furnish two sureties for a like sum each. He should also appear before the Airport Police as and when required.

The case had been registered on a complaint by Balasubramanian. The police had registered a case for offences including wrongful restraint and criminal intimidation.

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