The anticipatory bail application of Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who is facing charges for his alleged hate speeches, was rejected on Saturday by a court in Deogarh.
Deogarh District & Sessions Court (first) Judge, Pankaj Srivastav rejected the petition a week after he issued arrest warrants against Mr. Giriraj.
Earlier, a Bokaro court had also rejected Mr. Giriraj’s anticipatory bail on similar charges but Jharkhand High Court quashed it on Friday.
The warrants were issued after an FIR was filed against the BJP leader for his alleged inflammatory speech on April 18 saying those who opposed BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would have to find a place in Pakistan.
On April 25, Mr. Giriraj got an anticipatory bail from Patna District and Sessions Judge Birendra Kumar on an FIR on the same charge.
Mr. Giriraj had repeated the alleged hate speech at the Patna airport on April 20 and a FIR was issued by Patna administration at the instance of the Election Commission.